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A 17-year-old female asked:

Is it possible for deactivated (or dried) sperm to be able to reach and fertilize the egg inside the woman's body?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not probable: Possibly, but it's a little early. Prime dates are 11-17.
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Last updated Nov 26, 2016

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