Listen as Dr. Berga explains if hormone levels are the same for all women.
It depends on what you’re talking about. So, in reproductive life the amount of hormones produced in a normal menstrual cycle is roughly the same from woman to woman. If a woman doesn’t have menstrual cycles she may actually have lower hormone levels or higher hormone levels than someone else.
So, people who routinely don’t have menstrual cycles because they have a hormone condition don’t have the same hormone levels as everybody else, but an ovulatory cycle when in which you can get pregnant, that is pretty standard.
About Dr. Berga, M.D.:
Dr. Sarah Berga is professor and chairman in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and reproductive endocrinology. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and later held an Obstetrics and Gynecology General Hospital Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Berga’s research focuses on understanding the impact of psychogenic and metabolic stresses upon the reproductive system and as a cause of infertility, among other topics.
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