Vasectomy Clinic Melbourne
At our vasectomy clinics in Melbourne, experienced AUA urologists regularly perform vasectomies under general or local anaesthetic. This procedure takes less than 20 minutes to complete and remains one of the safest methods of contraception.
What is a Vasectomy?
The vas deferens is a small tube that takes sperm from each testis to the urethra. There is normally one on each side of the scrotum.
Vasectomy is a minor procedure in which both of these tubes are disconnected. It is one of the safest methods of contraception and is regularly performed by AUA urologists.
How is a Vasectomy performed?
Under general or local anaesthetic, two very small incisions are made in the scrotum. A short segment of each vas deferens is then removed and the cut ends are tied off, cauterized or both. The procedure takes less than twenty minutes and is performed as a day case.
Are Vasectomies reversible?
Although vasectomy is reversible, it should be regarded as a permanent form of contraception, as there is no guarantee reversal will be successful.
Importantly, a man is not confirmed sterilized until he has submitted a semen specimen for analysis which shows a zero sperm count. This is usually done approximately 8-10 weeks post-operatively. In this period, a man must continue to use contraception.
Does having a Vasectomy affect erections?
No, Vasectomy has no effect on erections.