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2004-11-30 15:00:00

NEW YORK -- A hysterectomy 11 years ago zapped Colleen Christensen's sexual desire. Now 55 years old and married for 33 years, Christensen said she used to worry that a lack of intimacy was draining the fun and closeness from her relationship. Two and a half years ago she joined a clinical trial for Intrinsa, a testosterone patch made by Procter & Gamble Co. The effect was almost instantaneous. "Remember when you were young and you got this buzz and you looked at your husband and said...

2004-11-30 15:00:11

HEALTH MATTERS * Illness, hormonal abnormalities, some drugs can cause loss of sexual desire Q : I am 54 years old and for the past several years I have lost virtually all interest in having sex with my husband. I understand there is a new medication coming that might be able to help. Is that true? A: When it comes to sexual health, one of the most common complaints women make to their physicians relates to low sexual desire. There's actually a medical term for it -- hypoactive...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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