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Does sperm really live a week? does it weaken the longer it waits in a woman's body to fertilize an egg?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
3-5 days: Inside a woman's body, sperm can live for up to five days depending on the conditions. If you have unprotected sex even a few days before your partner ovulates, there is a chance of achieving a pregnancy. The longer the sperm live, the weaker they become.

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