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how long do sperm live in a woman's body?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Up to 1 week: That is an interesting question. Although sperm have been reported to live up to 1 week inside a woman's uterus, sperm are most capable of living and producing a pregnancy within 2-3 days.
Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Sperm are said: To live for about 72 hours, on average.

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72hours: Likely only capable of producing a pregnancy for 48 hours or so. No guarantees though and likely is variable even with the same male on different occasions. Good luck.
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What happens to sperm that dosen't fertilize? how does it come out of a womans body

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Known to us, ultimately, only one of millions of sperms succeeds in fertilizing the waiting egg at right time under right condition. The reminding sperms die in 3-7 days naturally, degenerate, & become proteins to be discharged out of genital tract in time. If some of the remnant be absorbed into female body is unclear, probably not - because not being in GI-tract.

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