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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
38 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Your body is designed to facilitate pregnancy. A condom as a barrier , also protects from bacteria, and virus's.
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Dr. Jesse Mills
20 years experience Urology
Yes : Withdrawal method has the highest rate of failure of any birth control.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: The fastidiousness of sperm survival will not allow sperms to live more than 2-4 hours under the described environmental scenario, although there has ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
49 years experience Fertility Medicine
Sperm survival: Sperm under ideal conditions can survive for 2-3 days. Washing with soap will kill them.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Only minutes: Sperm do not survive outside the body.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Not long: Sperm don't live in the air, on clothes, or on other items. Their natural habitat is warm, fresh semen... not on household objects. Therefore, fresh ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Depends: Upon where they are and how hospitable the conditions are. Inside the body, they can last for several days. Outside the body only minutes to hours dep ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
A few hours: Sperm is dead if the semen dries. It may live a few hours while the semen is wet on clothing. For more information about the subject see this site. h ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Not long: Sperm ejaculated outside the body might survive in semen — the fluid released during ejaculation — up to a few hours.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
In air: Most die within about one hour. Sperm in media can live several days.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Minutes: Then they are dead.

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