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Benefits of Vasectomy: Why it’s a Popular Choice for Birth Control 

Choosing vasectomy in Melbourne is becoming more popular, as it is a convenient, safe, and effective form of birth control. There are many benefits to choosing this option over other forms of birth control, including long term cost and effectiveness. 

The number of men choosing vasectomy services in Melbourne is steadily increasing, with around 25,000 Australian men having the procedure every year. One in four Australian men over 40 have had the surgery. 

There are numerous other birth control methods to choose from, such as condoms, oral contraceptives, implants, intrauterine devices, vaginal rings, and tubal ligation. However, vasectomies are one of the cheapest options in the long run, as well as one of the most effective.  

Additionally, choosing this option protects you from human error, making it a more reliable option. Other reliable birth control options include IUDs and tubal ligation, but IUDs must be replaced every few years, and tubal ligation is much more expensive, incurring a cost in the thousands. 

If you are interested in vasectomy services in Melbourne, you can talk to a doctor about whether it is the right option for you. Contact us today to book a consultation.  

Continue reading to find out more about the benefits of the operation, and why people are choosing this procedure over other methods of birth control. 

They are a permanent form of birth control 

Vasectomies are a permanent form of birth control, so if you are certain you do not want any or any more offspring, it is a good option. Unlike contraceptive pills or condoms, you do not have to worry about remembering to take or use them.  

And unlike the intrauterine system (IUS), intrauterine device (IUD) and the contraceptive implant, which need to be replaced every few years, once you have your vasectomy, you do not have to maintain or replace anything.  

There are only two permanent forms of birth control: vasectomies and tubal ligation. Getting the former is a far cheaper option than tubal ligation, with the former being covered by Medicare in both public and private clinics, while tubal ligation is only covered when performed in a public hospital. 

While tubal ligation is in the thousands, often costing around $4500, vasectomy services in Melbourne cost $822, and this price drops down to $550 if you have a Medicare card. For Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents, this can make the surgery more affordable.  

Out of all the birth control options, this surgery is permanent, effective, and relatively cheap. That is why more people are opting for the surgery for birth control. Please reach out if you are considering vasectomy services in Melbourne, as Cicrcumcision Vasectomy Australia has four locations in Melbourne. 

Vasectomies are cheaper in the long run 

Because of the permanence of the operation, in the long run it is cheaper than other birth control methods. It is significantly cheaper than tubal ligation, the only other permanent solution. 

Other birth control methods incur a higher ongoing cost. Oral contraceptives can cost between around $60 to $320 a year, while condoms could cost around $100 a year depending on the frequency of sexual intercourse.  

The implant, IUS, and IUDs can cost anywhere from $40 to $250 and these will have to be re-inserted once every 3 to 5 years. If you are looking for a long term birth control method, vasectomies ultimately work out to be the cheapest option.  

Vasectomies are extremely effective 

The procedure is extremely effective, with a efficacy rate of over 99%. This makes it one of the most effective birth control methods, alongside tubal ligation, the contraceptive implant, intrauterine system, and intrauterine device. This is because these methods are safe from user error. 

Oral contraceptives have an efficacy rate over 99% with perfect use, but this drops to 91% when we consider how they are typically used. Similarly, condoms are 98% effective with perfect use, but this drops to 82% with typical use.  

1 in 2,000 men can become fertile again in their lifetime after a vasectomy.  

It is a safe and easy procedure 

Having a vasectomy in Melbourne is a safe and easy operation. The whole surgery can be completed in 20 minutes and is performed under local anaesthetic. You may experience some mild discomfort, swelling, or bruising after the procedure but these symptoms generally subside after a few days.  

You will have to refrain from vigorous heavy lifting and contact sport for 4 weeks after your operation, and refrain from lifting more than 10 kilograms for the first 24 hours. You can resume your work within 2 days, and you’ll be able to drive yourself to and from the surgery.  

Although you will have to wait three months for your vasectomy to take effect, once it does, you will no longer need to consider other birth control options. It is a safer and easier surgery than tubal ligation, and avoids ongoing side effects that oral contraceptives, implants, IUS and IUDs can have, such skin problems and mood swings. 

Choose Circumcision Vasectomy Australia for your vasectomy in Melbourne 

Circumcision Vasectomy Australia is your trusted provider for vasectomy services in Melbourne. With many years of experience and expertise, we have performed thousands of operations with a high satsifaction rate. Book a consultation now to speak with our friendly team.