No-scalpel vasectomy*

The no-scalpel vasectomy is a modern alternative to the more traditional surgical vasectomy.

A vasectomy is the safest method of permanent birth control. We now offer a modern no-scalpel technique that is safe, effective and affordable. All procedures are performed by Dr Geoff Cashion, a highly experienced vasectomy specialist, who is available monthly at each True clinic.

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The no-scalpel vasectomy is a superior approach to the more traditional surgical vasectomy. Avoiding the use of any needles, the skin is first numbed using a special anaesthetic spray. Next, a very small single pin-point opening is made in the midline of the scrotum. Through this a pair of small grasping forceps is passed to reach each vas deferens. Each vas is then cut and cauterized, which essentially welds each end closed. The tiny skin opening is mostly left open to close spontaneously within 1-2 days.

Vasectomy is not immediately effective because there are still sperm "downstream" in the vas deferens. It takes a number of ejaculations over a period of at least 12 weeks to fully eliminate the sperm. Until samples demonstrate no remaining sperm, another form of birth control must be used and continued to prevent pregnancy. Vasectomies are almost 100 percent effective but there is a failure rate of about 1 in 2000 patients. Preparing for your vasectomy Please visit Dr Cashion’s website for a full list of instructions: www.vasectomyaustralia.com.au/preparation

*Content is taken directly from Dr Cashion’s website: www.vasectomyaustralia.com.au