Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. Getting pregnant conception happens when a man's sperm fertilises a woman's egg. For some women this happens quickly, but for others it can take longer. Out of every couples trying for a baby, 80 to 90 will get pregnant within 1 year. The rest will take longer, or may need help to conceive.
Semen has million sperms. After ovulation, a sperm is needed to go into the fallopian tube, which leads to the beginning of a new life. Listening to this seems like it is easy to conceive. But many sperms die before reaching the fallopian tube. Due to this, it is important to know how long sperm can live inside and outside the body.
Semen quality is a measure of the ability of semen to accomplish fertilization. Thus, it is a measure of fertility in a man. It is the sperm in the semen that is of importance.
Can you get pregnant from semen on hands? What if you wash your hands? Your bed? A toilet?!? Given that pregnancy is a pretty big deal, these are pretty important questions to know the answers to, and all the above hinge on the viability or lifespan of sperm in various situations.