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When does sperm die outside the body?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 02/23/2018

Depending on the conditions outside the body, sperm can live from a few minutes to 20 minutes approximately. However, factors such as smoking, air pollution, alcohol, anabolic steroids, STDs, etc. could contribute to lessening this lifespan.

Check this out: What’s the Function of a Sperm Cell? – Definition & Structure.

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
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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