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How long does it take for sperm to die

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Dr. Mike Siroky
Specializes in Urology
Your question: It would depend on room temperature and humidity. Sperm are likely dead as soon as the semen is dried and no longer liquid.

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Seconds to minutes: Sperm is very unstable in the environment and will die very quickly.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends where: Sperm can live up to a week in the fallopian tube if they get that far. Do not survive more than a few hours in vagina unless they pass thru opening i... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 41 years experience
Depends: It's not the oxygen that kills sperm it's more the ambient temperature. Also sperm does not survive well within the semen. So to answer your question ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Dried sperm are dead: Wouldn't think any scientists are spending their hours picking through hundreds of guys' precum mucus to count the number of live and dead sperm. Rese... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
That scenario would be Extremely low risk for pregnancy. However, would really encourage use of separate clean towels for family members if that is po... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
For what?: If you concern is being able to produce sufficient sperm for pregnancy, that varies with the individual and any time form a day to a week is reasonabl... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
?: Not sure of the question. However, it takes 90 days for sperm to be made.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: This depends on how it is studied & what is considered the endpoint, ie. formation or delivery into the ductal system. The range would be 74 to 1... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
How it is preserved: It can survive in side female reproductive system up to 5 days , ( most of the time 2 to 3 days ) , out side the body on a dry surface will not surviv... Read More
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