Listen as Dr. Legato explains what bodily functions hormones are responsible for.
It's absolutely false to say that the impact of hormones is simply on the reproductive system in either male or female individuals. Hormones are tremendously important in maintaining the health and integrity of all our tissues. The way we think is impacted by hormonal levels, the integrity of our skin, the economy of the heart and the blood supply to the heart is impacted by hormones. So, hormones have a very widespread impact on human physiology in both sexes.
About Dr. Legato:
Dr. Marianne J. Legato is an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer and specialist in women's health. She is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Founder and Director of the Partnership for Women’s Health at Columbia University. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Legato founded the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia University in 1997. It is the first collaboration between academic medicine and the private sector focused solely on gender-specific medicine: the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and of how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. Dr. Legato has received many awards for her leadership role in women's health.
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