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I think it was from this site but I heard the other millions of sperm cells are used to help the one sperm reach the egg or something? Is it true just one or few sperm cells cant cause pregnancy from recent studies?
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Sperm cells are very delicate - I can't cite any studies to the effect but they require a certain environment to survive, and if you're talking about only one or a few sperm cells being around, you're talking about trace amounts which would not be able to be transferred in a way that would cause pregnancy.

Does that make sense?

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Here is the information for you about how pregnancy happens, including regarding sperm cells: Human Reproduction: A Seafarer's Guide.

But yes, by no means is pregnancy possible with just one or a handful of sperm cells.

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