Estrogen is the hormone that triggers puberty in female
Estrogens (also called Oestrogens) are steroid compounds that are important for females’ development and functioning. Estrogens are produced primarily by the ovaries. They are released by the follicles on the ovaries and secreted by the corpus luteum after the egg has been released from the follicle and the placenta.
- The stimulation for estrogen secretion comes from the Luteinizing hormone (LH) from the anterior pituitary gland.
- The estrogen is synthesized in the theca internal cells in the ovary.