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Women Who Are “Allergic” to Their Husbands and Other Gender-Related Research

Posted Oct 01 2008 8:19pm
Women who have vaginal itching, burning and other symptoms after intercourse may be allergic to their partner’s semen – yet, for some, having more frequent sex can be part of the treatment. Women also may react to other allergic substances transmitted in seminal fluid, according to information presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) in Philadelphia.

Highlights of gender-related research presented at the plenary session “Allergy and Asthma in Women,” include:

• Although it is not known how many women may be allergic to their partner’s semen, immunotherapy treatments may overcome the problem, provided the couple continues to have sexual intercourse regularly.

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