Our expert says:
The best advice is to do an insemination under supervision of a skilled practitioner. However if you are contemplating a home insemination then you certainly will need to wait for adequate liquefaction to occur first. Sperm may survive in the female genital tract for up to 3 – 5 days. This pertains to the upper genital tract i.e. the uterus, fallopian tubes and not the upper vagina or cervix. The container is of utmost importance as there are certain types of polyurethane’s and that may be spermicidal and toxic to sperm and these should be best avoided. The issue of sperm container sterility is obvious but disinfectants or soaps should not be used as these may also be spermicidal.
Answered by: Dr.M.I. Cassim
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