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pH and Sperm Survival

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allison matush

on 2 June 2011

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Transcript of pH and Sperm Survival

Sperm is can only live in alkaline or basic solutions.
sperm has a pH of 7.2-7.8 normally.
The vaginal vault has a very low pH or acidic solutions, with a pH of about 3-4
Typically sperm cannot survive in the vagina for more than 1-2 hours.
Low or more acidic mucus pH may inactivate or destroy sperm which leads to infertility. Another thing about fertility is the the cervical mucus has a pH that sways depending on hormonal environment.
While the hormonal environment is sways depending on the time of the menstrual cycle. Cervical mucus is alkalinic or basic just before ovulation, this is the time when babies are most commonly concieved. Another thing about pH is that in some cases the acitity or more basic the mucus is can have an effect on what sex your child may be for example...
A more acidic mucus pH can determine that your child will be a girl.
If its a more basic mucus pH chances are you will end up with a boy. pH and Sperm Survival The most interesting thing about this theory on fertility and sperm survival is that although they know a lot about this topic doctors and scientists have not found an actually way to test the pH of mucus yet QUIZZZ! #1: If someone were to have a girl for a child what would the mucus pH be? Quizzz! #2: What leads to infertility? QuizZZ! #3: How long can sperm live in the human body? Quizzzzz! #4: Is sperm basic or acidic?
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