A 24-year-old female asked:
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doctor, can i get pregnant by fresh sperm fingering(outside for 5-10 seconds)?do sperms die suddenly when hitting air?any possibility of pregnancy?

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Dr. Salvatore Biazzo
27 years experience Family Medicine
Activity of sperm: Sperm do not suddenly die when exposed to air. If there were active sperm just outside your vaginal opening and a finger was inserted pushing them into the vagina there is a small chance that you can become pregnant.
Answered on Dec 10, 2015
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Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Risk for pregnancy: Sperm live outside until the semen dries, so yes if sperm was anywhere near your vagina there is always a chance for pregnancy, its best for you to take emergency contraception if its within 72 hours.
Answered on Mar 19, 2013
Dr. John Gordon
31 years experience Fertility Medicine
Only takes one...: Sperm do not suddenly combust upon exposure to air so i guess theoretically it is possible to conceive although unlikely...
Answered on Jul 18, 2017
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