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How many days can sperm live in a woman’s body?

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How many days can sperm live in a woman’s body?

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:08 am

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The lifespan of sperm in a woman’s body is largely dependent on one thing: cervical fluid. A woman’s cervical fluid provides the sperm with the nutrients they need to survive during their journey to the ovum. The typical lifespan of sperm in a woman’s body while fertile cervical fluid is present is three days, but in the right conditions sperm can even live up to five days. This is an incredible feat compared to the brief lifespan of a mere few hours when there is no cervical fluid present.

This is why tracking cervical fluid is crucial to understanding your fertility. With nutrient-rich, fertile cervical fluid, sperm can live longer in the woman’s body. Therefore they have more time to reach the egg or just hang out until the egg is released. This means that if sperm enters the vagina a few days before ovulation a woman can get pregnant.

The period of time roughly five days before and the day after ovulation is known as your fertile window. The length of the fertile window is different for every woman; tracking important fertility signs can help you know the exact length of your personal fertile window. If you’re trying to get pregnant, the fertile window is an excellent time to pull the goalie (drop the defensive contraceptives and ramp up your offense). If you’re not trying to get pregnant, protection during this window is essential, so get your defensemen ready for action. (Hockey metaphors in a fertility blog! Bet you didn’t think you’d see that today.)

In short, how long sperm can live inside a woman’s body depends on when it made its way in there. It all depends on the type of cervical fluid (if any) that’s present. Tracking your cervical fluid is a great way to understand your fertility and to achieve, or avoid, pregnancy.



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Re: How many days can sperm live in a woman’s body?

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:20 am

Female egg survives within 12-24 hours of being released from the ovary.

You're most likely to get pregnant if you have sex within a day or so of ovulation (releasing an egg from the ovary). This is usually about 14 days after the first day of your last period, if your cycle is around 28 days long.

An egg lives for about 12-24 hours after being released. For pregnancy to happen, the egg must be fertilised by a sperm within this time.

Sperm can live for up to 5 days inside a woman's body. So if you've had sex in the days before ovulation, the sperm will have had time to travel up the fallopian tubes to "wait" for the egg to be released.
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Re: How many days can sperm live in a woman’s body?

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:36 am

Please read more on this link understand your ovulation period.

MENSTRUAL CYCLE AND OVULATION .

Most girls don't understand this because of much heavy grammar used to teach it. Every woman has to listen to her body. Start listening to your body for these signs and confirm.

http://naijanursesforum.com/viewtopic.p ... 410&p=3902
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Re: How many days can sperm live in a woman’s body?

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:43 am

How Long Can Sperm Survive After Ejaculation?

Outside of the body, sperm may die quickly when they’re exposed to the air. The length of time they stay alive has a lot to do with environmental factors and how fast they dry up.

If you’re having a procedure like intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF), washed sperm can last in an incubator for up to 72 hours. Frozen sperm may last indefinitely, provided it’s left in a properly controlled environment.

Sperm that’s been ejaculated into a woman can live inside the uterus for up to five days. That’s why it’s possible to get pregnant if you have unprotected sex while menstruating. If you ovulate shortly after you finish your period, the sperm may still be alive and can fertilize the egg.



Does spermicide kill sperm?

Spermicides are a type of birth control you can use with or without condoms. They come in many different forms, including cream, gel, foam, and suppository. Spermicides do not kill sperm. Instead, they stop the semen from moving, which decreases sperm motility. The woman applies it near her cervix so the sperm cannot enter into the uterus.

When you use spermicide along with condoms or another barrier method, it is 90 to 97 percent effective. Without condoms, spermicide is not considered an effective form of birth control since it fails about 28 percent of the time to prevent pregnancy.
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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:51 am

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