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Can a woman get pregnant from sperm on a toilet seat?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Old wives excuse

Spermatozoa are designed to survive in very special environment.
A toilet seat is not that environment. Even if the women in question deliberately tried to introduce some of the semen into her vagina, survival would be unlikely. There have been a number of cases of women who made this claim, but the reasons fall apart when the truth actually comes out.

In brief: Old wives excuse

Spermatozoa are designed to survive in very special environment.
A toilet seat is not that environment. Even if the women in question deliberately tried to introduce some of the semen into her vagina, survival would be unlikely. There have been a number of cases of women who made this claim, but the reasons fall apart when the truth actually comes out.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Spermatozoa are designed to survive in very special environment.
A toilet seat is not that environment. Even if the women in question deliberately tried to introduce some of the semen into her vagina, survival would be unlikely. There have been a number of cases of women who made this claim, but the reasons fall apart when the truth actually comes out.

In brief: No

Spermatozoa are designed to survive in very special environment.
A toilet seat is not that environment. Even if the women in question deliberately tried to introduce some of the semen into her vagina, survival would be unlikely. There have been a number of cases of women who made this claim, but the reasons fall apart when the truth actually comes out.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Here are some...

Sperm survival to swim upstream from vagina through cervix, uterus, into Fallopian tube to fertilize a timely waiting egg may take place only under a very fastidious requirement, which is violated while sperms in toilet seat.
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In brief: Here are some...

Sperm survival to swim upstream from vagina through cervix, uterus, into Fallopian tube to fertilize a timely waiting egg may take place only under a very fastidious requirement, which is violated while sperms in toilet seat.
More? Contact me at www/HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Sperm requires a specific environment to survive - a toilet seat isn't one of those places.
Also, during intercourse, a male ejaculates near the cervix (the opening to the uterus), making the sperm's journey to the egg much shorter than if it had to traverse the entire vagina.

In brief: No

Sperm requires a specific environment to survive - a toilet seat isn't one of those places.
Also, during intercourse, a male ejaculates near the cervix (the opening to the uterus), making the sperm's journey to the egg much shorter than if it had to traverse the entire vagina.
Dr. James Cunnar
Dr. James Cunnar
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