A 24-year-old female asked:
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in reality, how long can sperm stay alive inside of a women after ejaculation, and actually have a real chance of getting a woman pregnant?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Only up to few hours: As a rule as soon as semen dry the sperms are dead it can be few minutes to few hours depending on the humidity and temperature of the envoirenment in which sperms are out of the body.
Answered on Mar 31, 2013
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Up to five days.: Sperm can survive in the female genital tract for up to five days.
Answered on Feb 5, 2014
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Half life of sperm: Have relations again closer to ovulation, or have an insemination closer to ovulation.
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