To: Tony Russell <>
Subject: Seasickness
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 11:22:16 +1000
> I have consistently observed that, on pelagic trips, females have
> a much greater predisposition towards seasickness than do males.
> I suspect that for females it is in the order of 50%, whereas for
> males it is probably around 10%.
> Has anyone else noticed this?  Is it a fact?  If so, is there a
> physiological explanation?

This appears to be true.

   Who gets seasick?

   Almost everybody at some time but some more often that
   others. You are most sensitive at about 12 years of age
   with declining susceptibility as you get older. Asians are
   generally more prone to seasickness. Women become ill more
   frequently especially when pregnant or near menstruation.
   You are at greater risk if you are fatigued, anxious,
   sleep-deprived and if you consume alcohol or certain

   Paul Taylor                           Veni, vidi, tici -
                    I came, I saw, I ticked.
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