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Vasectomy Clinics


Your GP can refer you to this clinic if you wish to undergo a Vasectomy (male sterilisation).

If you wish to have a Vasectomy under local anaesthetic, you will be given an appointment for our one-stop Vasectomy Clinic, which takes place at the Richmond Urology Unit.

It is important that you read everything that we send to you before the appointment; it will contain vital information about the clinic and the procedure.

What to expect

  • You will be counselled and examined, and if suitable, giving some time to confirm your decision before the procedure (this time is usually around 30-60 minutes)
  • You can expect to be in the department for around 2 hours
  • You will not be able to drive after the procedure so, where necessary, please arrange alternative transport
  • You will be asked to provide two semen samples for analysis about four months after the procedure to confirm your sterility
  • You should continue to use your usual method of contraception after the procedure until you receive confirmation of results

Please note: Vasectomy procedures are not immediately effective in providing contraception

Read the Having a Vasectomy Patient Information Leaflet