Posted by: Joss | 2009/04/06


My friend told me not to use the rhythem method as a contraceptive because the sperm can live for a long time inside of me and I will fall pregnant even if I don' t have intercourse.
How can this be true. I thought after sex whatever sperm does not catch the egg comes out when I go to the bathroom. Can sperm still be inside waiting to catch the egg?

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Sperm can live in the vagina up to 5 days. Millions of sperm are released at any one time and thousands get into the vagina and stay there.

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Posted by: lee | 2009/04/06

your friend is right. The rhythm method is totally unreliable. Sperm can live inside u for up to 7 days after intercourse.

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