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A 23-year-old female asked:

How long does sperm survives in the vagina? is the first day of sexual intercourse is counted as day one?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kristel Hunt
Hepatology 24 years experience
Up to a week: for highest chances of conception, 2-3d from ovulation though. and sperm would not hang out in the vagina - it would have travelled to the fallopian tubes.
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Dr. Lori Mcneal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Sperm survival: Sperm can survive inside a woman's body up to 6-7 days under the right conditions.first day of intercourse would be day 1
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Several days: Sperm can severe on the order of three to five days. Timing does start when the sperm is deposited in the vagina.
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Last updated Aug 8, 2018

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