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How soon does the sperm reaches the egg? Does the sperm need capacitation to fertilize the egg? How long does the sperm capacitation take? Thanks!

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine

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Sperm capacitation occurs during the travel through the cervix, uterus, then the fallopian tubes.
Capacitation needs to take place prior to the sperm being able to fertilize an egg. Sperm could potentially reach an egg within hours after ejaculation.

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Sperm capacitation occurs during the travel through the cervix, uterus, then the fallopian tubes.
Capacitation needs to take place prior to the sperm being able to fertilize an egg. Sperm could potentially reach an egg within hours after ejaculation.
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