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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is it fully confirmed that sperms die after 9-12 days even if these were inserted in any part of woman body and so can't fertilize the egg after that?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
First of all sperm cannot live outside on an inanimate object for more than a few hours. Secondly, insertion of sperm to impregnate must be put inside the vagina close to the cervix fairly immediately.

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