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Does sperm really die when it hits the air? doctors answer

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
No: Sperm does not die after it encounters air. Sperm can possibly survive outside the body on any type of surface or container for maybe an hour or two.

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Does sperm really die when it hits air?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Pretty quick!: Depends on surrounding ejaculate a bit. But exposure is not good outside. A single spermatozoa exposed will die quickly,
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Could sperm die when it dries or when it hits the air?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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When sperm is: dried out - it is no longer functional / alive.

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