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A 22-year-old male asked:

i've read that a female can't conceive until during ovulation or a day after ovulation. how true is that?

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Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 22 years experience
Not very: Not very true. The most fertile days are the two days before ovulation, so conception can occur with intercourse anywhere from 3-4 days before to at most one day after ovulation. This is because healthy sperm can live up to 3-4 days.

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