Fertility Control pp 29-35

Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 198)

Estrogen Signaling in the Regulation of Female Reproductive Functions

  • J. K. Findlay
  • S. H. Liew
  • E. R. Simpson
  • K. S. Korach


Estrogens influence fertility and infertility in animals. This chapter reviews the use of estrogen as a contraceptive through the regulation of its production and action. It is concluded that the use of specific agonists and antagonists of estrogen action that avoid the global and unwanted side effects of estrogen offers new potential methods of contraception.


Aromatase Contraception Estrogen receptors Estrogens 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. K. Findlay
    • 1
  • S. H. Liew
    • 1
  • E. R. Simpson
    • 1
  • K. S. Korach
    • 2
  1. 1.Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical ResearchClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental ToxicologyNIEHS/NIHDurhamUSA

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