Steroid Testosterone is commonly considered a male hormone, but is also found, in much smaller amounts, in women. A member of the androgen group of hormones, testosterone is produced in the adrenal glands and ovaries of women. Despite its relatively low levels, testosterone in women aids in the areas of bone and muscle density, sex drive, appetite, fat distribution, and an overall sense of well being.
If testosterone in women too much which can result in the development of what are considered male characteristics, such as baldness or increased hair growth. It can also contribute to irregular menstrual cycles and acne.
When testosterone levels are too low, women will often experience a reduced libido. Other than menopause, some of the conditions that can lower levels of testosterone for women include childbirth, endometriosis, drug and alcohol abuse, and chemotherapy.