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How long do sperm live before ovulation? what's the min and the max?

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Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Not certain: There has never been any definitive study on how long sperm live within the tubes. What we do know is that fertilization must occur within 12 hours of ovulation. I tell my patients that they need to "aim" for those hours if they wish to become pregnant.

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How Long can sperm live inside me if ovulatation is four days away?

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Usually: They live about 3 days.

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