Getting the "snip" is very straightforward. The procedure itself takes about 20 minutes and it is no more uncomfortable than a trip to the dentist. More men in Australia and New Zealand have this operation than anywhere else in the world. You just have to decide whether you want to be able to get a woman pregnant. If not, then vasectomy could be a good option.
Vasectomy is intended to be a permanent form of contraception. If you are not sure, then we can counsel you (and/or your partner) about other options. We offer an office-based vasectomy procedure (IV sedation or just local anaesthetic) at our brand new day surgery centre in Chatswood on the north shore of Sydney.
There may be some dicscomfort for the first few days and occasionally bruising. It's a surgical procedure, so although very safe, it is not without risk, and we will talk you through the consent form at your first consultation, so you know exactly what to expect.
You can be sexually active again within days and all your equipment will work normally. Your manhood, sex drive and ability to ejaculate will NOT be affected by having a vasectomy.
After a vasectomy you should rest up for a few days, avoid contact sports and heavy lifting. You will not be clear from sperm for a couple of months (it seems to take that long for all the sperm to be flushed out of the body. If you are very sexually active, it might take a bit less, but generally we advise that you should continue with your normal contraception for a couple of months until we give you the all clear. You need to produce a semen sample and send it to the lab before we can confidently tell you to stop using birth control.
Clinic 66 gives you a cost-effective alternative to using hospital-based services. Our procedural doctors (usually female) can provide you with a vasectomy either awake or under sedation. Our organisation has been providing this operation for over 18 years!