Vasectomy

A permanent pregnancy prevention solution for men.

A permanent contraceptive method for men.

A vasectomy involves closing the tubes that carry sperm from the man’s testicles.

Vasectomy is an excellent way to prevent a pregnancy, and is a good solution for men who are certain they don't want any more children.

The procedure takes about 15 minutes, and is one of the most effective methods of contraception that exists - the failure rate is approximately 1 man in 2000.

However, a vasectomy is not effective immediately. Another contraceptive must be used for the first 3 months after a vasectomy while remaining sperm are cleared beyond the area where the man's tubes were blocked.

Frequently asked questions about vasectomy

What happens during a vasectomy?

Our provider will numb your scrotum with a local anaesthetic. Then they make a small hole in the skin of your scrotum to reach your tubes.

They won’t need to cut your skin with a scalpel. There should be minimal stitching or bleeding afterwards.

What are the advantages of a vasectomy?

  • A man can have a vasectomy at any time.
  • It is a permanent, so you do not need to remember to use contraception again.
  • It doesn’t interrupt sex or affect your sex life. A man’s sex drive after a vasectomy will be the same as before. After a vasectomy a man can still have an erection and experience an orgasm.
  • A vasectomy has no physical side effects for the man, other than preventing him from getting his partner pregnant.

What are the disadvantages of a vasectomy?

  • Vasectomy requires a surgical operation. Like any operation it has risks but it is very rare for something to go wrong.
  • As vasectomy is permanent you should only choose vasectomy if you do not want children or have completed your family. You cannot change your mind once the operation is done.
  • Vasectomy does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.

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