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A 23-year-old female asked:

How long does sperm survive in a woman?

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Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine 22 years experience
Few days: Generally a couple of days although can survive up to 5 days.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

How long can sperm live inside a woman?

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Dr. Benjamin Whittam
Pediatrics - Urology 17 years experience
72 hours: About 72 hours.
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Prosperity, SC
A 18-year-old female asked:

How long does sperm actually last inside a woman?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 42 years experience
Sperm: Sperm can usually last 24 to 72 hours in optimal cervical mucus.
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Minneapolis, MN
A 18-year-old female asked about a 20-year-old female:

How long does sperm typically live inside a woman?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 31 years experience
2-3 days in cervix: In the cervix or uterus sperm live between 48-72 hours on average (there is a wide range.) SPerm in the vagina die fairly quickly due to the acid pH.
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A female asked:
If a man ejaculated in seawater, can a woman get pregnant if she was swimming nearby? Can sperm survive in seawater?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No: This isn't a formula for conception.
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A male asked:
Will sperm ejaculated by a man in sea water survive and maybe or possibly can cause pregnancy to a woman swimming nearby?
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
It will not: Sperm will die in contact with sea water & certaily can not survive to enter a woman's vagina. However, a woman can get pregnant if she indulges i... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Sperm can survive only for maximum 5 days in the uterus of a woman's body after ejaculation into vagina."This is a fact based on researches or just a theory?
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Pregnancy: Known for women to get pregnant when ovulating as long as five or six days after having sex. This can only be explained by sperm surving and remaining... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Can sperm survive 3months inside a female?
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
No: Sperm can last up to 72 hours in the vaginal vault. Hope this helps!
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Can sperm survive in a women for 16-20 days?
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 21 years experience
Unlikely: I learned 3 to 4 days. The acidic environment of the vagina can be lethal to the sperm as well. Good luck.
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Last updated Jan 6, 2021

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