Spermatozoa survival time

Range in terms of fertility ~1.5-72 hours: in terms of mobility ~48-72 hours hours
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Snyder WS, Cook MJ, Nasset ES, Karhausen LR, Howells GP, Tipton IH. Report of the Task Group on Reference Man. Oxford, United Kingdom: Pergamon Press, 1975. International commission on radiological protection, ICRP Publication 23, link access to link requires subscription p.184 2nd paragraph from top, heading '6'
Primary Source Altman, Philip L., and Dorothy S. Dittmer (editors), Growth Including Reproduction and Morphological Development, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Washington, 1962. p.163
Comments "The duration of the whole spermatogenesis in man is about 64 days (BNID 110319). The duration of one cycle of the germinal epithelium is about 16 days, and it is estimated that there are four cycles (BNID 110319 comments section). The spermatozoa Survival time in terms of fertility is about 1.5-72 h, and in terms of mobility, it is about 48-72 h (primary source, p. 163)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110320