Are you considering vasectomy as a form of Birth Control?

Have you made your mind up and it’s time to get the snip!

Has your partner in life told you it’s your responsibility to get this sorted?!

Do you have beautiful children, but you don’t want anymore?

Are you excited about the thought of no longer needing to wear a condom; withdraw or even worry about contraception when you are in the throws of passion?

If you have answered yes to any of the above then you need to contact our office! If you would like more information about our Vasectomy procedure please contact us via the following options and read the information below:

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Vasectomy as a form of birth control – Gentle Procedures Clinic Queensland Help Guide

Table of contents

  • What is a vasectomy?
  • How is a Vasectomy an effective form of Birth Control?
  • What is Birth Control?
  • What is a Vasectomy?
  • How is a Vasectomy a form of Birth Control?  
  • Who should consider Vasectomy as a form of Birth Control?
  • Why do men choose Gentle Procedures Clinics Queensland for Vasectomy procedures?
  • What is the cost of a Vasectomy?
  • How do I get a Vasectomy?


What is a Vasectomy? 

You may have heard of various forms of Male Sterilisation as Birth Control yet what is a Vasectomy? The surgical procedure is sometimes known as ‘‘the snip’ and can be performed at one of our clinics without a scalpel in one visit. The procedure is an effective form of birth control because it prevents sperm from reaching the semen during ejaculation. Vasectomy has a long-term success rate after around eight weeks following the procedure, by which point the sperm count should have gradually decreased to render you sperm-free. The procedure also means that you can maintain your healthy sex life without any difference in sexual function, sex drive or ejaculate.

How is a Vasectomy an effective form of birth control?  

To achieve pregnancy, sperm needs to be transported from a man’s testes through two vas tubes, also known as vas deferens, in the scrotum. The sperm then mixes with semen to be ejaculated. The surgical procedure works by cutting the tubes and blocking their ends so that the sperm cannot reach the semen. Vasectomy as a form of birth control is one of the most effective methods as, though you still produce sperm, they are soaked up by the body and prevented from making a woman pregnant. 

What is Birth Control? 

Birth Control comes in several different forms, each with their own costs and levels of effectiveness at preventing pregnancies. Condoms are the most widely available contraceptive and need to be used continually. There are oral contraceptives such as Birth Control pills which need to be taken on a schedule, as do Birth Control patches. Finally, there are low maintenance methods including Birth Control implants, IUDs (Intrauterine Devices) and then there are surgical procedures. For permanent family planning solutions many couples turn to a ‘set it and forget it’ procedure which includes vasectomy as a form of birth control. 

Who should consider Vasectomy as a form of birth control?

Should you and your partner be choosing a permanent form of birth control then you should be considering a Vasectomy. There are several factors that go into the difficult decision for choosing to have a Vasectomy. The main aspect of your decision making should be that you and your partner are certain that you want no more, or any, children at all. A Vasectomy may also be the correct course of action if your partner has health concerns that necessitate that she should not get pregnant. You and your partner could also be carriers for genetic disorders that you do not desire your potential offspring to have, in which case you could look at having a Vasectomy as a permanent form of birth control.

The surgical procedure is an effective form of birth control for men who want control over their decision to have children. Though this does not occur immediately after the vasectomy, it should only take a couple of months for your semen to eventually become sperm-free. Vasectomy is designed to be permanent and once you have had your semen assessed for sperm you should no longer have to worry about birth control.  

Why do men choose Gentle Procedures Clinics Queensland for a Vasectomy?

At Gentle Procedures Vasectomy clinics an alternative to the conventional Vasectomy has been developed which is virtually painless. A No-Scalpel Vasectomy is an open-ended procedure that still produces the same results, the only difference is how the doctor reaches the tubes. 

A Vasectomy is accomplished by creating a natural barrier between the two tubes which transports sperm by blocking their ends. This step is known as Fascial Interposition and is achieved in one of our Vasectomy clinics by using a dissolving thread or suture, though metal clips are occasionally used which are then left permanently in the scrotum. The procedure does not require stitches as the tiny opening is a single puncture that produces very little bleeding thus heals quickly and does not leave a scar. 

What is the cost of a vasectomy?

$675, with a Medicare rebate of approximately $235.  

Why are men choosing vasectomy as a form of birth control?

Many men are choosing a Vasectomy as an effective form of Birth Control due to its one-off cost, lack of side-effects and relatively short period to recover. If you are certain you do not want any more, or any children then you could consider the surgical procedure as a permanent form of birth control. If you would like more information about vasectomy procedures for yourself or your partner, you can contact Gentle Procedures Clinics Queensland where one of our team will be happy to answer your questions or book an appointment with Doctor Hunt

Where do you go once you’ve decided to proceed?

Get in contact with us; advise your preferred location and we can then provide you with some appointment options, our offices are:

  • Varsity Lakes – 1st Sunday of each month; the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Friday of each month.
  • Underwood – Saturday weekly and some Sundays.
  • Bowen Hills – Thursday weekly, some Tuesday’s and some Sunday’s
  • Toowoomba – 1st Friday each month; the 2nd and 3rd Monday of each month.
  • Townsville – 4th Monday of each month.

To get the ‘ball’ rolling contact us via phone, email, or fill in this form and we will contact you about completing our vasectomy registration form.