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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 Russell Hunter, a highly experienced vasectomy specialist, who is available monthly at our Clinic in Windsor, Brisbane.
The no-scalpel vasectomy is a superior approach to the more traditional surgical vasectomy. The skin of the scrotum in anaesthetised with a small amount of local anaesthetic. Next, a 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.
At almost 100% effective, Vasectomy is one of the most effective forms of contraception. There is a failure rate of about 1 in 2000 patients.