• February 2, 2020
  • Geoff Cashion

Myth 1: Getting a vasectomy is painful—maybe even dangerous.

99% of my patients tolerate vasectomy really well – that’s why I don’t offer sedation or general anaesthesia. This saves on the vasectomy cost and your immediate recovery means you can drive home straight after the procedure.

So, is the vasectomy operation painful? The most painful part is the local anaesthesia and this is really just a small prick rating about 2/10 on the pain scale. There will be some tugging and pulling but again this causes minimal discomfort. Most vasectomies take about 10-15 minutes and you are good to go!

Myth 2: I won’t be able to get an erection or have an orgasm.

The site of a vasectomy is in the scrotum, a long way from the penis and the blood vessels that create an erection. Studies show that men who have a vasectomy report no change in their libido or their ability to have an erection or an orgasm.

Myth 3: Vasectomy causes prostate cancer.

This myth started in the 1990s but has since been completely disproven. The American Urological Association reviewed all the data and weighed in to say that vasectomy does NOT cause prostate cancer.

Myth 4: Vasectomy is the same as castration.

Castration is the removal of the testicles. Yep – we’re not doing that!! As described in myth 2, vasectomy only affects the tube the sperm travels through, so your testicles remain intact and totally unharmed. Whether you’re considering vasectomy in Sunshine Coast or anywhere else, it’s important to understand that this procedure does not involve castration or removal of the testicles.

Myth 5: My sperm will build up and my balls will explode.

After a vasectomy, your body continues to produce sperm. By performing the open-ended technique there is no build-up of sperm and it is released out into the scrotum and resorbed by the body. Even prior to using the open-ended technique, when the vas deferens were tied off, the sperm was still resorbed although it may have caused a bit of discomfort from congestion.

For more information about vasectomy check out our patient information page: https://vasectomyaustralia.com.au/patient-info/

To book an appointment call 1800 SNIPME (1800 764 763), email us at info@vasectomyaustralia.com.au or message us as facebook.com/vasectomyaustralia

Geoff Cashion

About The Author

Geoff Cashion

Dr Cashion was born in Brisbane and grew up in Rockhampton. After graduating in medicine from the University of Queensland in 2002 he spent many years working in emergency medicine and general practice. He completed training in the No Scalpel Vasectomy technique under Dr Doug Stein in Florida with further training undertaken in Australia. Opening Vasectomy Australia, he has grown it into one of the largest providers of Vasectomy in Australia, while still performing more than 3500 vasectomies a year himself.