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Vasectomy myths debunked

Vasectomy myths - Gold Coast - Southport - Dr Michael Read
When it comes to male contraception, a vasectomy is often one of the first procedures that come to mind. However, there are many misconceptions about this procedure. In this article, we will debunk 5 of the most common myths about vasectomy. Keep reading to learn more!

Myth #01: The vasectomy is a painful procedure

One of the most common misconceptions about vasectomy is that it is a painful procedure. In reality, vasectomies are typically performed under local anesthesia and only take a few minutes to complete. Most men report feeling little to no pain during or after the procedure.

Myth #02: You will experience immediate side effects after a vasectomy

Most men do not experience any side effects after a vasectomy. However, some men may experience mild swelling or bruising at the site of the incision. These side effects typically resolve within a few days.

Myth #03: Vasectomy will ruin my libido and love life

Vasectomy will not ruin your love life! In fact, many couples find that their sex life improves after the procedure because they no longer have to worry about contraception.

Myth #04: My partner will be able to tell I’ve had a vasectomy

Your partner will not be able to tell that you have had a vasectomy. The procedure does not affect your appearance or your ability to ejaculate. You will still produce sperm after the procedure, but it will be absorbed by your body and will not cause pregnancy.

Myth #05: A vasectomy can be easily reversed

Although vasectomy is considered a permanent form of contraception, it can be reversed in some cases. However, this procedure is complex and not always successful. If you are considering a vasectomy, you should be sure that you are comfortable with the permanent nature of the procedure.


In conclusion, the vasectomy procedure is a relatively painless procedure with very few side effects. If you are considering a vasectomy, we hope this article has helped debunk some myths about the procedure. Vasectomies are safe, effective, and relatively painless. If you have more questions, download our free guide on the vasectomy page, or book a consultation with Dr Read by calling us on 07 5531 3205 or completing the enquiry form on this page.

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