Woman Is Allergic to Her Husband's Sperm

Due to an agreement with the Catholic school she worked for, in vitro fertilization was not an option for the Boydes. But a revolutionary new treatment offered hope for them and other couples living with this condition.

Bernstein, who treats women who are, essentially, allergic to their husbands, developed a desensitization treatment.

The treatment is similar to receiving an allergy shot, Bernstein said. After determining the three proteins in Mike Boyde's semen that triggered his wife's reaction, the lab created a serum from his semen that is used almost like a vaccine to immunize his wife.

She received her serum injections twice a week for the first two weeks and then once a week thereafter. Each shot was stronger than the previous one.

Despite her fear of needles, Julie Boyde said it was worth it if it could help her start a family.

Although the treatment has worked for other couples, it, unfortunately, did not work for the Boydes.

She continued to have a reaction to her husband's semen and, eventually, stopped taking the shots.

The couple said they are going to wait for their adoption agency to match them with a birth mother.

Julie and Mike's story airs on "Strange Sex" tonight on Discovery Health.

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