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Does chlorine affect sperm?

Last Updated: 27th July, 2021

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In one study of over 2,000 men exposed tochlorinated water, results found them to have reducedsperm motility (movement) and lower sperm count. Inpreliminary animal studies, researchers have found a link betweenchloride exposure and significant reductions of implantations andviable fetuses.

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Also question is, does chlorinated water kill sperm?

If a man ejaculates into a pool, it is extremelyunlikely to cause a pregnancy. Pools and Jacuzzis havechlorine and other chemicals, so sperm don't stand achance for more than a couple of seconds.

Also, can sperm live in pool water? No — you can't get pregnant fromsperm in a swimming pool. Sperm can liveoutside the body for a short time under the right conditions, butthose conditions aren't found in water. It's also incrediblyunlikely that any water containing live sperm wouldget inside the vagina.

Hereof, can you get pregnant from sperm in a pool?

No. Sperm are strong swimmers, but only whenthey're inside a body. That means if you ejaculate into aswimming pool, no one is going to getpregnant. Pregnancy is only possible when youactually ejaculate on or into someone's vagina.

Does Swimming increase sperm count?

'Exercise boosts men's sperm count' Doing atleast half an hour of exercise three times a week may boostmen's sperm count, say scientists. Men who took up runningand stuck with it had more "healthy swimmers", according tothe research in the journal Reproduction.

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