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'Will it hurt?': Commonly asked questions about getting a vasectomy answered by people who had them

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"The specialist explained everything to me, including risks and post-op care".  (Getty Images/Hiraman)
"The specialist explained everything to me, including risks and post-op care". (Getty Images/Hiraman)

Here's a look at some of the most commonly asked questions regarding a vasectomy, as well as the real life experiences of men who have undergone the procedure and one who needs to know a few specific things before going through with it. 

Where do I start? 

You can approach your GP and then be referred to a urologist, or call your local government hospital or clinic that offers vasectomies. 

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