Hormone therapy led dog astray

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A woman's attempt to remove unwanted facial hair by hormone therapy brought her unexpected amorous attentions from her pet rottweiler.

The dog would not leave her alone and even tried to mount her, according to a report in the Lancet medical journal today.

The 26-year-old woman found the dog's advances so embarrassing that she had it castrated.

She was prescribed a course of antiandrogen, an anti-male hormone therapy, involving two dosage levels of cyproterone acetate.

The dog, which had a particularly keen sense of smell, was attracted by the odour of the cyproterone acetate and pestered her after she took the higher doses, the Lancet reported.