Frequently Asked Questions about Vasectomies

Have a look at frequently asked questions & answers to understand more.

Will the procedure affect my sex life?

No. Your body will continue to produce male hormones. You will have the similar amount of semen. Vasectomy should not affect sex drive. The only difference is that live sperms are blocked.

How long do I have to wait before I am sterile?

After vasectomy, there may be some active sperms left in your system. It takes approximately 30 ejaculations and three months to clear them. Other forms of family planning should be used until you confirm with Dr Wong it is safe.

We advise first semen analysis done at least three months post operatively to confirm the procedure had been effective. Please do not submit specimen until it has been at least 3 months and 30 ejaculations since your operation.

Pathology forms will be given on the day of vasectomy. After collection of specimen, please submit to the appropriate pathology centre and call us for results after 7 days. Confirmation of results with Dr Wong is essential.

When can I start having sex again?

Approximately 1-2 weeks, only when you are comfortable after the procedure. Contraception must be used at all times until you have passed you semen analysis test.

Can a No Scalpel Vasectomy be reversed?

Yes, it can but all vasectomies should be considered permanent. The reversal procedure itself is expensive and not always successful. Also some people may form anti-sperm antibodies. The longer it has been since vasectomy, the more chances of this occurring. This may reduce the ability of sperms to fertilize the ovum and hence a reduction in fertility will occur.

How much does it cost?

The initial consultation is $79 (Medicare rebate $39) and obligation free. The no scalpel vasectomy procedure performed under local anaesthetics is $550 (Medicare rebate approximately $203).

There is a non refundable $100 booking fee for the vasectomy procedure which will be redeemable on the day of procedure. (i.e. you will be charged $100 less from the total fee.)

When should I submit a post vasectomy specimen?

It is recommended that you wait at least 3 months after a vasectomy procedure before you submit a post vasectomy seminal fluid specimen.

It is extremely important that your specimen and pathology request form reach one of these collection centres as soon as possible (no longer than 2 hours).

What if I wish to cancel?

In order to serve our patients better and organize our appointments more precisely, we need to enforce our cancellation policy. If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please contact us 1 week in advance to cancel your appointment.

If you do not provide 1 weeks’ notice at time of cancellation, you will forfeit your booking fee.

The booking fee is $100.

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