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A 28-year-old male asked:

Does washing hands with anti bacterial soap kill sperm?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Yes: Thorough washing with ordinary soap will inactivate sperm.
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How quickly does soap kill sperm on your hands?
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