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If you are considering a vasectomy but are worried about the possible side effects, this article is for you!
Most men know what is involved in a vasectomy, however let’s start with a quick recap of the procedure.
What is a vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a minor surgical procedure for birth control. It is the most common permanent solution men and couples choose to avoid pregnancy.
Vasectomy involves blocking the passage of sperm from the testes. Sperm makes up only a small portion of semen. Men do not see any difference to the appearance of ejaculated fluid.
Vasectomy is safe, effective and often reversible but it is important you are confident you want permanent contraception.
The main short-term side effects of vasectomy to consider are :
You can generally expect your vasectomy to go well and provide safe long term protection against pregnancy. There are potential risks with all surgery that can be mitigated with surgical care and by following post-operative advice. Dr Read will discuss these matters prior to your operation.
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Dr Michael Read has thirty years’ experience performing vasectomy and circumcision procedures and an established reputation on the Gold Coast.
Please fill in the online enquiry form to ask a question or book your consultation with Dr Michael Read at Gold Coast Circumcision Centre or Gold Coast Vasectomy Centre.