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World Vasectomy Day brings bulk-billed vasectomy service to Dubbo

Family Planning NSW is working in partnership with Clinic 66 to bring a bulk-billed vasectomy service to Dubbo on 19 and 20 November 2020, to celebrate World Vasectomy Day. The procedure typically costs between $300 and $700 in private clinics.

Vasectomy is a permanent method of contraception, which has very high success rates at avoiding unintended pregnancies. Approximately 1 in 4 Australian men over the age of 40 have had a vasectomy.

About the procedure

The clinic will use the no-scalpel technique and a local anaesthetic, providing access to a safe and effective method of permanent contraception. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes to complete.

The appointment involves 2 parts.

  • Part 1 - Assessment: the vasectomy procedure is explained, including risks and benefits and a clinical examination is performed to ensure that the client is able to have the procedure safely performed under local anaesthetic.
  • Part 2 - Procedure: informed consent is obtained and the consent form signed. Then the vasectomy procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and follow-up instructions are given for semen analysis in 12 weeks.

To learn more about vasectomy, read our FAQs here or call Talkline by phoning 1300 658 886.

To book in

The service will be provided on the 19th and 20th of November at Family Planning NSW’s Dubbo clinic at 2B/155 Macquarie Street, Dubbo NSW. The service will be bulk-billed for clients with a Medicare card.

Clients can book directly (without a referral) by phoning 02 6885 1544.

If you're a clinician trying to refer a client, click here to download the referral form.

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