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    Default Who's partner has had a vasectomy?

    DH has stepped up (god bless him) and will have it early next year. A few questions
    how much did it cost you?
    How long was recovery?
    How did you find the doctor?
    Any complications?
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    My dp just had one two weeks ago. Cost was free as it was bulk billed on medicare. I found the dr who did it through friends who have also had it done there. No complications so far. He went in, got it done amd drove home. His biys were swallen and bruised for a week or so and still a bit tender but no real drama.

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    How much did it cost you?
    It was $500 with around half back from Medicare. But he went private so he could get in ASAP. The public wait list was rather long and we didn't want to risk having a whoopsie baby!

    How long was recovery?
    Not long. DH was very sore and tender for a few days and wasn't able to do a lot of moving around or sitting for long periods, so took a week off work as he has a desk job, which was the recommendation of his surgeon. After that week he still had to be careful, but was okay.

    How did you find the doctor?
    He went to his GP, said he wanted a vasectomy, he was asked a few questions (age, how many children he had) and the GP gave him a referral for the surgeon. He saw the surgeon, confirmed his age and number of children and that he was certain he didn't want any more. The surgeon went through all the info then booked him in for 3 weeks later.

    Any complications?
    None. It took 20 minutes in the surgeon's office, a local anesthetic and that was that. About 6 weeks later he had his sperm count done and all was well. No complications.

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    DP had it done last year and it was free under medicare. It was about 6 weeks from seeing the specialist/booking in at the hospital to when he had it done.

    He just got a referral from his GP for the specialist.

    He had it under a GA (which was the dr's preference for all of her patients) but I think it's more common to have a local.

    DP didn't have much pain at all, just a bit of bruising and swelling, but he kept the ice on for the first few days, so it subsided fairly quickly.

    No complications.

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    DH had it done a few months ago and it was so straight forward. Very little pain and back at work the next day.

    He found the doctor by asking around. We know a few people who have had it done.

    Not sure on cost but it wasn't huge and Medicare covered part of it. He went private so he could get it done ASAP.

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    Recovery was fine, sore for a few days but nothing major. Husbands job paid for it however I believe it was around $600. Dr was referred through DH's work and done through a private hospital. Dr asked quite a few questions to ensure DH was sure and also called me and questioned me to ensure I was sure also.

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    DH had it about a month ago. Was $800 after rebates. Got a referral from the GP. Recovery ok. Had a few other things done ( prostrate issues anyone) so recovery took a few days longer.

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    I'm curious, is there a loss of sex drive at all? And if a man hasn't had children can they still get it done? My dp will probably get it done in a few years but my children are not biologically his and he doesn't want children of his own, and I don't want more children.

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    how much did it cost you? $120 after medicare rebate, we didn't have to wait, the doctor did it at the doctors surgery
    How long was recovery? he was up the next day and back at work a few days later (he FIFOs so he went back to work on his next swing) he was a little uncomfortable but not too bad.
    How did you find the doctor? they advertise it on the counter at my local doctors
    Any complications? nope just the usual swelling and a bit of bruising.


    No loss of sexual desire/function, if anything it's gone up because there is no fear of making a baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Temet Nosce~ View Post
    I'm curious, is there a loss of sex drive at all?
    Nope, there wasn't any difference for DP. As headoverfeet said, it's taken away the stress of a potential surprise baby.

    There's some info about it HERE


    Will a vasectomy affect my sex life?
    "Vasectomy does not affect your hormones, orgasm or ejaculation so there is no reason for it to have a negative impact on your sex life.

    Many couples have found greater sexual freedom once they no longer have the worry of an unplanned pregnancy."



    Quote Originally Posted by ~Temet Nosce~ View Post
    And if a man hasn't had children can they still get it done?
    I know of one person who had it done without having children first.
    Last edited by 1234Guest; 07-10-2013 at 12:16.


 

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