- You do not want any more biological children
- You do not intend to ever have biological children
- You do not wish to freeze your sperm for possible later use
- You want permanent contraception
Vasectomy is considered permanent sterilisation and having a reversal does not guarantee later fertility or conception. If unsure about whether to go ahead or not, talking with family, work mates your GP, or a partner can help.
Having a vasectomy is your choice, and you should not be pressured by anyone about your healthcare decisions. MSI Australia offers Pro Choice counselling if you would like to talk about any concerns or worries related to your decision.
Are you aged under 30 years and wanting a vasectomy?
Research* indicates people under 30 years who have a vasectomy, later report higher rates of regret, than do people over 30 years who have a vasectomy. If you are under 30 years, before a vasectomist can assess your referral, we require you to attend a mandatory education session with one of our Pro Choice counsellors. This is an opportunity to discuss your decision, and for us to understand your reasons for seeking a vasectomy.
To organise a counselling appointment and/or an Under 30s education session
Call our National Contact Centre on 1300 003 707 or book online, for an appointment with a Counselling Intake Officer. This is not the actual counselling/education session. We collect information and determine the most appropriate service and counsellor for you. A session time is then organised, at which time your counsellor will call you.
Please note sessions are offered between 9-5pm (AEST), Monday – Friday. Our counsellors are Social Workers and cannot provide medical advice. To book a chat with a nurse for medical advice regarding the procedure and recovery please use this link.