Wife Allergic to Her Husband’s Sperm

Julie Boyd, 26, has confronted with the rarest problem. When she had unprotected sex with her husband, Mike, 27, on their wedding night, she found she was allergic to her husband’s sperm.


The couple had been dating for two years, but they always used protection. According to Mrs Boyd, the pain she felt after sex was like somebody was sticking thousands of needles inside her and felt burning.

Doctors could not recognize what happened that night, but eventually Julie was diagnosed with Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity. Dr Andrew Goldstein, from the University of Cincinnati, said that the body recognized sperm as foreign protein just as it would recognize pollen or a peanut. That’s why you have inching and pain and you have inflammation of nerve endings.

After the doctors figured out what kind of protein caused the allergy in Mrs Boyd, they created a serum to fight the allergy. This kind of treatment sometimes works, but, unfortunately, it did not for Julie. The couple initiated adoption proceedings.

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