Press Release

The Science of Sex: An Endocrine Society Webinar for Media

January 23, 2014

Valentine’s Day event features experts on reproductive hormones

Although hormones spark many of the heady feelings people experience around Valentine’s Day, few fully understand how the endocrine system’s inner workings influence romantic behavior.

The Endocrine Society will be holding a 45-minute webinar exclusively for journalists to discuss the key hormones that play a role in love and lust, including:

  • Prolactin
  • Oxytocin
  • Estrogen
  • Testosterone

During the webinar, reporters will have an opportunity to pose questions to reproductive health experts Dr. Nanette Santoro and Dr. Bradley Anawalt.The webinar will address the following questions:

  • How does the hormone oxytocin encourage couples to bond?
  • Is estrogen or testosterone the real women’s sex hormone?
  • How are “female” sex hormones like estrogen and prolactin involved in men’s sex lives?
  • Why do high levels of prolactin kill the libido?

Endocrine Society members Bradley Anawalt, MD, Chief of Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center, and Nanette Santoro, MD, Professor and E. Stewart Taylor Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado at Denver.

Friday, February 7, 2014
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (EST)

Media are invited to attend this event at no cost. Space is limited.

Register by sending an email to [email protected]. Registered reporters will receive log-in information for the webinar.

About Endocrine Society

Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers. The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions.

The Society has more than 18,000 members, including scientists, physicians, educators, nurses, and students in 122 countries. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at Follow us on X (formerly Twitter) at @TheEndoSociety and @EndoMedia.

Media Contacts

Colleen Williams Senior Communications Manager, Public Relations Phone: (202)-971-3611 [email protected]

Jenni Glenn Gingery Director, Communications and Media Relations Phone: (202)-971-3655 [email protected]

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