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Not in the mood? Why sexual desire can dwindle

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Meet Dr. Jessica Shepherd - patient advocate for PTP!

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Dr. Shepherd is a new addition to Pass the Pearls as the Public Affairs and Minority Advocacy Chair on the Executive Board. In 2011, Dr. Shepherd completed a fellowship in Gynecologic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Louisville where she also completed her Masters of Business Administration. She currently is at the University of Illinois at Chicago as the Director in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. She has created a following among the community in offering patients laparoscopic surgical procedures that may not have been offered in their past.

Her passion is to empower women and to educate them on the options available to them when undergoing surgical procedures. She has been active in the community as a speaker at outreach events and conferences as well as a medical expert in various journals including Women’s Day,, Heart and Soul, Best Health and WebMD. She also appeared on the local news in Chicago and Indianapolis to discuss women’s’ health issues. As a minimally invasive surgeon she has given lectures nationally and internationally on fibroids and myomectomies as well as chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis. As a part of the Pass the Pearls team she hopes to motivate women to explore their options for minimally invasive approaches.

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Kathy Kelley, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Congratulations and Happy 15th Birthday to Kathy Kelley, Founder and CEO of!  It was launched in August of 1998 as a "woman-to-woman" hysterectomy support website. In their 15 years online they have over 300,000 members and 30,000 visitors each day!

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Steven D. McCarus, M.D. FACOG

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Chief, Division of Gynecologic Surgery
Florida Hospital Celebration Health 
Assistant Professor, Department of OB/GYN
University of Central Florida
Founder and Director of the 
McCarus Surgical Specialists for Women
Orlando, Florida


He is honest, recommends what needs to be done but only what needs to be done, and the patient's health and welfare is without question his greatest concern and what drives all that he does. The techniques he has pioneered and employs reflect the heart of his mission as a medical professional. I would highly recommend him to any woman in need of the services he offers!!

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I had my hysterectomy and ovaries removed last year and I’m not taking HRT - as I’m 50 years old. I’ve noticed that fine lines have begun to appear on my face and the texture of my skin has changed. Is this something that is related to my HRT? Menop

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