Preparing for your vasectomy

No Scalpel Vasectomy with Dr Geoff Cashion

To prepare for your vasectomy please following these instructions:

1. Cease any blood thinning medication at least 7 days prior your procedure.  You may wish to discuss this with your GP or specialist.    If you are unsure please call 1800 SNIPME (1800 764 763) or email

2. On the morning of your procedure, please shave your scrotum with a razor as per the picture below:

13SNIP - Shaving before vasectomy

It is better to shave more rather than less, so if you are in doubt about how much to take off, shave it all.

3. Make sure you have some time off work planned if you have a physical job, or you have arranged light duties with no heavy lifting (any lifting that involves straining) for 7 days after your procedure.

4. Please read our consent form and bring this with you to the procedure.  Don't worry if you forget it, we will have more available on the day.