Monday, May 9, 2011

What is the survival time for human egg and sperm?

An egg lives for about 12-24 hours after ovulation. Sperm can live for 5-7 days. Most typically only one egg comes from the ovary through the fallopian tube and into the uterus. Since the sperm is able to live for about a week, pregnancy is possible even if you have intercourse before you ovulate.

1 comment:

  1. Reproduction questions are always tricky and embarrassing. In no way is the addressing of a reproduction question an endorsement of sexual activity