What are sex hormones? Why are they named so? State their function.  



Sex hormones are the the chemical substances produced by sex organs.

In males, Testosterone is the male sex hormone produced by Testes

In females, Estrogen is the female sex hormone produced by Ovaries


These hormones help in the growth of reproductive organs and sexual characteristics in the body

Hence, they are known as sex hormones


Functions of Sex Hormones

  1. Testosterone - This male sex hormone is responsible for growth and development of male reproductive organs, and secondary sexual characteristics like growth of facial hair, voice becoming hoarse and heavy
  2. Estrogen - This female sex hormone brings is responsible for growth and development of female reproductive organs, and enlargement of breast


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