While testosterone is typically thought of as the male sex hormone, the female body also produces small amounts. In men, the testes and adrenal gland produce testosterone. Women produce this hormone in much smaller quantities through the ovaries and adrenal gland, and the body utilizes it for metabolizing fat and balancing estrogen hormones. The testosterone hormones work with other chemicals in the body to create a healthy metabolism. Testosterone also produces typical male physical characteristics and controls the sex drive.