A 22-year-old female asked:
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how long does sperm survive outside the body. ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: In some settings they would be inactivated almost immediately & others they may survive fro minutes/hour or so. They do not survive if they dry out or encounter chemicals/soaps that inactivate them. They do not stay around for days on a toilet seat waiting to impregnate someone.
Answered on Aug 4, 2020

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