Estrogen has become a tricky problem for many women in the present day.
There are many conflicting studies -- depression studies, dementia studies, menopause studies, and more. There are a number of different kinds of estrogen; pharmaceutical estradiol comes from plant molecules modified in a lab.
There’s also Premarin and Prempro, which are manufactured from the urine of pregnant mares.
Writing in the New York Times, Cynthia Gorney, who teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses her personal experiences and attempts to learn more about the hormone.