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A 43-year-old female asked:

Is it common for sperm to live 6 to 7 days after intercourse before ovulation and fertilization takes place, or is that a rarity?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Sperm survival: Sperm survicve for a max of 3 days after intercourse.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
No - up to 5 days.: Sperm can survive up to 5 days in the female genital tract until fertilization.

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Last updated May 10, 2016

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