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Vasectomy

A permanent contraception for men.

A simple procedure that is quick and effective.

Vasectomy is a contraceptive method that is suitable for men who are sure they don’t want any, or any more, children.

It's a popular method of family planning chosen by millions of men worldwide. It's safe, effective and offers a permanent solution to your contraceptive needs. The procedure takes about 15 minutes, and is one of the most effective methods of contraception that exists. A vasectomy will not affect your hormones, orgasm, or ejaculation, so there’s no reason why a vasectomy should affect your sex life.

If you're considering vasectomy, our specialist team are available 24/7 to offer expert advice and support.

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Non-scalpel vasectomy

Our expert surgeons use the non-scalpel (cautery) technique. It is effective, like the traditional ‘cut and tie’ method, but offers a faster recovery.

During the procedure, which takes around 15 minutes, a surgeon will seal the sperm-carrying tubes (vas deferens) to prevent sperm entering the fluid which a man ejaculates.

This technique causes very little bleeding, you won’t need stitches, and there is a low complication rate.

Choosing vasectomy

Vasectomy offers a permanent solution to contraceptive needs. Men should only choose vasectomy if they do not want to have any children, or if their family is complete.

If you would like to have an NHS-funded vasectomy with Marie Stopes UK, your GP will need to fill out a referral form and send it to us. In some areas of the country you are able to refer yourself without seeing your GP first. You can call us, or your GP surgery, to see if you can self-refer. Private vasectomy appointments are also available - scroll down to see what the costs are for this.

Choosing to have a vasectomy can be a big decision. We offer confidential counselling to clients who would like to talk through their decision.

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Private vasectomy fees

Non-scalpel vasectomy

Marie Stopes UK provides the non-scalpel vasectomy procedure with local anaesthetic.

The prices are as follows, and include post-procedure semen testing at 16 and 18 weeks:

Consultation - £70

Procedure - £430

Total cost = £500

Semen-testing for Marie Stopes clients

We can test your semen for you after your procedure, at any point in the future.

The costs for this differ, depending on whether you originally had your procedure with Marie Stopes UK, or elsewhere:

Re-check semen postal test for Marie Stopes clients - £30

Semen-testing for non-Marie Stopes clients

We can test your semen for you after your procedure, at any point in the future.

The costs for this differ, depending on whether you originally had your procedure with Marie Stopes UK, or elsewhere:

Re-check semen test for non-Marie Stopes clients - £40

Looking for more information about vasectomy?

You’ll find answers to the questions people ask most about vasectomy here. If you can’t find out the information you need, please call us on 0345 300 0212.

Making the right choice for you

Vasectomy is a permanent and effective method of contraception. Knowing what to expect from your vasectomy procedure and recovery will alleviate any stress and concern you may have about the procedure.

What to expect

What you need to know about your vasectomy appointment with Marie Stopes UK.

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Recovery and aftercare

Our advice and tips will help speed up your recovery after your procedure.

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Counselling

We provide counselling for anyone who would like time to talk through their options before making a decision.

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