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How many days before ovulation is optimal to have sex when trying to concieve?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: 5 days.

Spermatozoa can survive up to 5 days in the female genital tract, therefore unprotected vaginal intercourse may produce conception if it takes place 5 days before and up to 2 days after an ovulation.
Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck!

In brief: 5 days.

Spermatozoa can survive up to 5 days in the female genital tract, therefore unprotected vaginal intercourse may produce conception if it takes place 5 days before and up to 2 days after an ovulation.
Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck!
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