6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Sperm That Could Lead To Conception

Sperm is the vessel that transports the DNA of a mature man to combine with the egg of a mature woman to make an embryo.

Sperm cells are male reproductive cells that originate in the testicles. They swim to and fertilize a female reproductive cell called an oocyte, or egg.

1. Its Lifespan

It is estimated to live about 2 days outside the male body and approximately 72 hours inside the female reproductive tract.

2. Number of cells an adult male reproduces

An adult male produces over 1,000 spermatocytes every second.

3. How long it takes a man to produce sperm cells

In the male reproductive system, it takes about three months to go from a stem cell to a mature cell.

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4. How long between ejaculations is ideal for pregnancy to occur

For a man trying to cause a pregnancy, the optimal timing between ejaculations to allow for a release of a high number of motile cells is 24-48 hours.

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5. How can sperm count / quality be increased

The cell count and quality can be increased by keeping a healthy weight, staying physically active and eating a well-balanced diet. Foods high in sugar and fats are not ideal when a man is trying to cause a pregnancy.

6. How long it can be stored and viable to use

Well-preserved sperm cells can be used years later.

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