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A 17-year-old female asked:

How much sperm does it take to be pregnant?all the sperm or with just a drop of it?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
1 sperm: It only takes one sperm to fertilize the egg. There are about 400 million sperm present when a man ejaculates.

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A 16-year-old female asked:

How little of sperm does it take to be pregnant? Little tiny drop or a sufficent amount?

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Dr. John Tillett
Urology 22 years experience
Just one...: A single sperm cell fertilizes an egg and results in pregnancy. In practical term, the amount of semen needed to result in pregnancy is uncertain, but could be very minimal, possibly unseen amounts, as the concentration of sperm cells in semen is very high.
Orlando, FL
A 19-year-old female asked:

How much sperm does is take to get pregnant?

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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Just one: A normal ejaculate is three to five milliliter and contains 3-15 million sperm. Only one will fertilize the egg.

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