What Is a Vasectomy?

A simple and reliable method of contraception, a Vasectomy stops the transfer of sperm during ejaculation. The operation works by stopping the sperm made in the testicles from reaching the semen.

Your body can still produce sperm, but the testicles reabsorb it naturally. In some cases it’s reversible, but it’s best to think of it as permanent.

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Vasectomy DETAILS

Who is A Vasectomy for?

You should only consider a Vasectomy if you are 100% sure you don’t want any (more) children — so be sure to discuss with your partner, in case you have any doubts.

What happens During Surgery?

Vasectomies take 30 minutes under general anaesthetic.

How long will I stay in hospital?

You should be able to go home the same day.

What is my recovery time?

You may have some pain and swelling after your op, but you should be able to return to work in 3-5 days.

SURGERY - criteria

Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this surgery if:

  • You are over 16 years of age
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months
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If you’re looking for ways to pay for your surgery, there are options available with Self Pay Surgery. From using your own superannuation, to getting finance from one of our Pay Later payment providers, check our Payment Plans page for the details.


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