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In fertilization, are multiple sperm needed to breakdown the layer of the egg or only 1 can do the job ? i know it only takes one, but its luck, not the strongest or fastest. why millions then?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
It takes only one fast one. Millions are released to increase the chances of fertilization, since most don't make their way to the egg.

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