Progesterone

Last Updated: August 16 2022

Progesterone is a steroid hormone produced by the ovaries. It plays important roles in the menstrual cycle and the early stages of pregnancy. Synthetic progesterone is commonly used as birth control and to treat menstrual disorders and symptoms of menopause.

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