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How long does sperm last in vagina

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Sperm: Sperm in the vagina don't live more than minutes, the ph is too acidic for them. Sperm in the cervix/cervical crypts on the other hand live at least 4... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Speculation: Likely not long at all. She would be menopausal ; thus not produce mucosal secretions allowing sperm to survive. However, there are no known scientifi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Very short: The vagina is very acidic and is quite hostile to sperm. Sperm has to travel into the cervical mucus for survival. Without cervical mucus the sperm wi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Nemiro
Fertility Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Sperm generally survive in the female reproductive tract for an average of 3-4 days around mid-cycle but are known to last as long as 10 days. Hope t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Well,....: As per your dates, that would put her right around the time she would ovulate, so her chances of pregnancy would be the highest if she ovulated then o... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Pregnancy is not likely in above circumstances if no intercourse took place. Always use contraception if intercourse becomes possible and pregnancy is... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Take HPT and ...: Although the described scenario poses an almost next-to-zero possibility to conceive, still take home pregnancy test (HPT) if clinical symptoms sugges... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Varun Verma
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No: Sounds like you had your period a full 12 days AFTER the encounter - correct? So no, in your case you're not pregnant. But yes, technically one drop... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heather Pearson Chauhan
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Highly unlikely: Pregnancy would be highly unlikely with the scenario that you just described, but if there was any vaginal penetration that preceded the ejaculation t... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Always a risk...: IF you have been taking your birth control regularly as prescribed (and didn't just start yesterday) then the risk of pregnancy is small (8% over a ye... Read More