Induction of pregnancy in a woman with seminal plasma allergy

S. S. Shapiro, J. B. Kooistra, D. Schwartz, J. W. Yunginger, R. V. Haning

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Allergy to human semen is a rare disorder. In women with anaphylactic reactions to semen, celibacy or condom use are usually prescribed as the primary means of preventing an allergic reaction. The infertility that results from contact-avoidance may be an undesired complication for the afflicted patient. While only a few women with such an allergic state have been recorded, none have, as yet, had a pregnancy subsequent to the identification of the problem. This paper reports the successful induction of pregnancy in a woman with systemic allergic sensitivity to semen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-407
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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