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once sperm hits the air is it dead

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Fearing
35 years experience Gynecology
not dead: Likelhood of getting pregnant is low, but the sperm don't die as soon as they "hit the air".
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Dr. Beth Cook answered
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sperm survival: Sperm can survive for up to 24 or more hours in the proper environment. If you are ovulating and your cervical mucous is thin and watery, it may enabl ... Read More
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A 18-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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
I'm confused...: How do you know your sperm are dead?
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Most certainly.: Dead.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Not aware of any tablet per se to help with sperm viability or production.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Not sure..., but...: Some studies showed the electrostatic effect from polyester fabric shorts affects sperm count & motility, but not to the degree of 100% necrosperm ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
No: Tadalafil has no negative effects on fertility or sperm counts.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infection?: Sometimes prostatitis can cause this, so if there are any bacteria in the semen, may be a course of antibiotics may help. See a urologist as appropria ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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No.: If all of the sperm are truly dead, then having a child may not be possible. However, having just a small number of live sperm can lead to having a ch ... Read More

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