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A 18-year-old female asked about a 19-year-old male:

Does hand sanitizer kill sperm on my hands as soon as i apply it?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Should: Washing your hands thoroughly should have the same effects. Hand sanitizer should work. Sperm lives very briefly outside the body.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
It will kill: the sperm very quickly.
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