Is your husband or partner undergoing a vasectomy? Surgery, especially reproductive operations, can be nerve wracking and uncomfortable for a lot of men. Choosing permanent contraception is often a joint decision so remaining supportive through the entire process of a vasectomy is important. Here’s how you can support your partner through getting a vasectomy, from
If you are a couple considering permanent contraception, then you have two options; vasectomy and tubal ligation. Some couples find the decision to have no or more children to be difficult and emotional, especially when choosing which partner should undergo the procedure. While every couple is different, we recommend weighing up the pros and cons
Does a vasectomy hurt? Considering a vasectomy, but worried about the pain? You are not alone. Many men are initially hesitant about undergoing a vasectomy because of the potential pain and discomfort involved. We have even been asked whether the pain of a vasectomy is comparable to a kick to the testicles! Fortunately, we can
Vasectomies are a proven, safe form of contraceptive used by ~50million men worldwide. Many men opt to undergo the procedure due to its low cost, quick turnaround and the fact that it is minimally invasive. However, a small number of men (3 – 6%) eventually undergo what is known as a vasectomy reversal (VR). The
The vasectomy procedure has had a long, interesting and at times tumultuous history. First invented by Sir Astley Paston Cooper in the 1800s, it wasn’t until the 1960s that the vasectomy started to become popular as a method of birth control. This popularisation begot a slew of research and newspaper articles discussing the potentially negative
So, you’ve just had a vasectomy – good for you! However, your doctor has told you to take a period of rest after the procedure. For many men that exercise on a regular basis waiting to get back to the track or the gym can be the worst part of the procedure. It’s always best
Everything you’ve wanted to know about the procedure. A vasectomy is a surgical procedure utilised to make a man permanently sterile. The way that a vasectomy works is preventing sperm from mixing with other fluid ejaculated from the penis, known as semen. A no scalpel vasectomy is a popular procedure often performed here in Australia.
Is it possible to get a free vasectomy? No – sorry! There is no way to get a free vasectomy here in Australia. Vasectomies are considered an elective surgery, so you will always incur some level of cost. Is a vasectomy covered by medicare? Medicare will not cover the full cost of a vasectomy and
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