A 24-year-old female asked:
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what is the longest sperm can stay inside of a woman and how long does it usually survive that's normal?

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Dr. David Mcadams
23 years experience Internal Medicine
About 3-5 days: Generally sperm can survive inside the female reproductive tract for 3-5 days.
Answered on Jun 21, 2014
Dr. Natalie Sieb
14 years experience Family Medicine
Few days: Sperm ejaculated into a woman's vagina can live in her cervical mucous or upper genital tract for up to 3-5 days.
Answered on Jun 21, 2014

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
27 years experience Gynecology
No: Sperm can live in the female genital tract for several days. This is one of the reasons for the high failure rate of natural family planning.
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