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LOS ANGELES (Reuters Health) – Women who are not exposed to a partner’s sperm prior to pregnancy because the couple used condoms may be at increased risk for developing pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, a new study concludes.
The findings suggest that when the uterus is repeatedly exposed to sperm, a woman’s immune system may become accustomed to this “foreign” genetic material, said Dr. Jon Einarsson, an obstetrician/gynecologist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
However, when a woman’s body has only recently been introduced to the sperm because she stopped using barrier contraception and was trying to conceive, she may have an immune reaction that causes damage to the walls of blood vessels and contributes to pregnancy-induced hypertension, a condition known as preeclampsia, suggested Einarsson. This reaction may be heightened because the placenta produces paternal proteins similar to those on sperm, he told Reuters Health.