Dr. Blanks - A vasectomy means taking leadership in family planning

✦ Parenting continues to evolve through the generations, and increasingly we are seeing more open conversations about taking responsibility in family planning.

The Pregnancy, Babies & Children Expo (PBC Expo) is Australia’s largest and in fact, the WORLD’s longest running early parenting event where you get the best information, the latest products and everything you need to know and buy under one roof. The event caters to all stages of parenting. Whether you are just planning, pregnant, with a newborn or a toddler, you can get everything you need at the PBC Expo on 15th and 16th October at MCEC, South Wharf, Melbourne.

Yes, PBC Expo caters to all stages of parenting. But what if you wish to stop having children?

Deciding not to have children is as much a part of family planning as deciding to have one.

Dr Blanks Vasectomies will be at the PBC Expo to clarify any doubts families may have should they decide not to have children. Vasectomy procedures at Dr. Blanks are safe, effective and simple. Their innovative No-Scalpel, No-Stitch technique is virtually painless and helps to dispel fear surrounding the process. Because there are myths and misgivings about the procedure, it is important to provide clear, professional information to help families make choices.

Families can FreeCall 1800BLAN to get more information.

Whenever there is a lack of knowledge or information, there is fear. Dr. Blanks wants to provide straightforward medical information for families so they can have peace of mind to decide.

Taking leadership for family planning. Dr Blanks Vasectomy as featured in Brilliant-Online Magazine Melbourne
Taking leadership in family planning.

1. What’s a vasectomy? Is it common in Australia?

A vasectomy is an extremely effective and popular form of contraception for men. In Australia, 1 in every 4 men (over the age of 40) has had it done.

It's virtually painless, and takes 15-20 minutes. It does not involve the penis or the testicles. A small 5mm keyhole is made on the skin of the scrotum only. Through this keyhole, the doctor finds the two sperm tubes, cuts them and removes 1 cm from each one to leave a gap between the two ends. This is then closed off so the tubes do not reconnect.

2. Will a man still ejaculate and orgasm during sex?

The good news is, no one will be able to tell that a man has had a vasectomy.

Erections, ejaculations, sensations during sex, look and feel the same as what they did before the procedure. What is really interesting, and worth emphasising, is that couples report improved sex lives after the vasectomy, simply because the risk of an unplanned pregnancy has been removed. Sex is just better when you're relaxed and not stressed out!

What a vasectomy does is, it stops the sperm ('seeds') from leaving the testes and entering into the semen ('juice'). Dr. Blanks has a slogan to remind people that after a vasectomy, what is ejaculated is All Juice. No Seeds!

3. Does a vasectomy hurt?

Not really. Most men rate the pain as a 2 out of 10 (10 being the most painful). Some men have described the sensation as a pulling or tugging, or a feeling of squeezing or pressure.

4. What's the entire process like?

First, there is ample parking at Dr. Blanks so you can drive there if you wish. As the procedure involves only a local anaesthetic, it won't affect your ability to think or drive. The effect will last 1 to 1.5h which gives you plenty of time to head home on your own after the procedure.

And you can also have breakfast or lunch as usual. It is recommended to be on time for your appointment.

At the clinic, you check in with the nurse and wait for the doctor. The doctor will give you a quick overview of the procedure, and you can ask any questions as well.