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    Default Vasectomy - how to get one?

    Hubby and I have decided that He will get a Vasectomy (after the birth of my 2nd child)
    We live in Sydney and are wondering if you can get it done as a public patient? or can it only be done through a private specialist?

    What are the cost's like? Someone said it can be a cheap as $600. I always thought it would be a $2000 procedure.


    please enlighten me more into how it all works.

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    Dh has been on a public wait list since out son was 6 weeks old, he's 1 in 2 weeks, were looking at getting it done privately and I believe the costs to be around 600-800 depending in drs

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    We looked into it a bit, having it done privately and yes alwas around 600-800. Age may also come into it as dh is not quite 30 (he will be at the end of this year), and most drs wouldnt do it until he was 30 even though we have 4 kids already. One dr agreed though on the condition we both go in and have a counselling session (as a couple and individually) to make sure it's what we/he really wants.

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    My partner got it done at a nearby clinic. It was bulkbilled, so free for us. He does alot of the men in this area so is well recommended.

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    My DH got a referral from his GP for a Dr at a private clinic (we had no PHI) so there was only a 2 week wait. It was about $500 and we got some back on Medicare.

    Edit - I had no part in any of the process, but some places require the partners permission ( ). My DH was 29 when he had it done but because we had 4 children they were still happy to go ahead. I know some places like you to be older though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillynix View Post
    My DH got a referral from his GP for a Dr at a private clinic (we had no PHI) so there was only a 2 week wait. It was about $500 and we got some back on Medicare.

    Edit - I had no part in any of the process, but some places require the partners permission ( ). My DH was 29 when he had it done but because we had 4 children they were still happy to go ahead. I know some places like you to be older though.
    Wow, that seems wrong. Can you imagine the uproar if a female had to get their partners permission to get tubes tied?

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    We're in Brisbane and DH in early 40s. We just googled vasectomy clinics and found a few. One private hospital would do it for $99 on top of your excess. We have $500 excess so didn't go there. DH went to a Dr that a couple of his work mates had also been to that was basically at a GP clinic that also did vasectomies. He had one booking in appointment where he got all the information about the procedure and recovery, use of contraception etc. Not sure if doc looked at his balls. Then on the day it took 20mins and I had to be there to drive him home. He only had local anaesthetic. If you wanted general you'd have to get it done at a hospital I guess. All up it cost $2-300 after Medicare rebate I think. I can't remember but I might have had to sign something? Like that I knew I had to keep using contraception until he got the all clear and that it is classed as a permanent method of contraception even though the reversal success rate is around 60-70% according to that doctor. We didn't think to ask a GP but that's probably a good starting point.

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