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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
58 years experience Urology
Unclear question: Unclear question.Sperm can live few hrs, depending on temperature & medium. After being wiped ? It is no more on hand is it wiped with soap/water?Al ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
It depends: Outside of the body, sperm may die quickly when they are exposed to the air. The length of time they stay alive has a lot to do with how fast they dry ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Male Sexuality: Not if you have cleaned yourself. I do not understand why you are asking these questions. If I am missing the point I am sorry. What are you really as ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See answer: Sperm cannot live outsideside of a warm, moist environment very long at all and will die within a few minutes and/or once the sperm/semen has dried.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dead as a doornail: Yes, the sperm are dead. Fresh sperm die the minute they dry out.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
21 years experience Urology
It's possible : Any unprotected sexual contact involving semen and the vagina may result in pregnancy. Dried semen may still contain live sperm. You should probably t ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
There is sperm: in the" pre-ejaculate",however,very unlikely that the above scenario would result in pregnancy.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
How are Babies made?: No. Not in general. This is not how babies are made. I am sure you do not need a physician to tell you this. Sperm have to be deep inside of the vagi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Without fluid, sperm die very quickly. Once the semen dries, all the sperm are dead. Sperm can survive in warm water for up to an hour depending on ch ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Kinda sorta . . .: Engaging in unprotected sex is most reliable (and fun) way to get pregnant. All you need is one sperm & one egg to get together. Since we're not a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: All the involved events in the process you described are extremely hostile to sperm survival. So, the odd to conceive in you is next to zero - never 1 ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Unprotected exposure: While unlikely, this could certainly result in pregnancy. Presumably you understand that the possibility of introducing sperm to the vagina introduce ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
NO: Actually it takes an erect penis ejaculating into the vagina to cause a pregnancy: No hand pregnancies ever recorded.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
DOUBT IT: The conditions you describe make transfer of a healthy sperm unlikely.The soap and mechanical effect of washing likely rendered them inactive. That sa ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: Many things are possible in life. However, in real day-to-day life, sperm do not survive hand-washing. If engaging in sexual activities, always be rea ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Girls hands: I hope you are not touching a "girls hand"! Your hands may touch the "girls" hand but extremely unlikely to cause pregnancy. That said, if you are hav ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Be in a short time..: May I ask why you ask this question? Has there been anyone blamed of possibly fathering one under the described scenario? In my 40+-year study and pra ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Dead: The hand sanitizer would render the sperm dead- there is no risk of becoming pregnant.
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A member asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is not possible to impregnate someone under the conditions you describe.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: It sounds like you were playing with fire. It's very simple. If sperm gets in the vagina at any time and for however long and in what ever way it got ... Read More

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