How quickly does a sperm meet an egg?

By Andrea Rodrigo BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 02/23/2018

It can take about 45 minutes to 12 hours for a sperm to reach the Fallopian tubes and meet the egg. The fastest sperm are, however, able to reach the egg within 30 minutes approximately, depending on the quality of the sperm.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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