How it Works:

Pre Procedure Prep

What is a Vasectomy? Your Pre Procedure Guide

The snip is a safe, simple, and permanent male contraceptive procedure.

Our modern non-scalpel technique uses a laser-like device to seal the tubes carrying sperm with no need for cutting or stitching. In the hands of one of our experienced doctors , a vasectomy is very straightforward. You’ll be quick to recover and back to normal activities within a few days!

Step One: How to prepare for my Snip

If you’re certain that you’ve finished your family or don’t want kids, Snip offers a permanent male contraceptive option.

Booking Request

Fill out our booking request online or give us a call on 0800 DR SNIP (there’s no need for a referral).


You’ll receive an email which confirms the date and time for your procedure, plus a date for your pre-vasectomy phone consultation.

Phone Consult

We don’t need to see you before your procedure but you do need to have a phone consult with one of our friendly nurses a few days beforehand.

Consultation Video

Prior to the nurse phone consult you’ll be asked to watch a consultation video where our Docs will talk you through prep, the procedure itself, and After the Procedure.

Necessary Information

During the chat we’ll make sure that you’re up to speed on what to expect. We’ll ask you a few questions so that we have all the necessary information we need so that your appointment goes smoothly. And of course, you’ll be able to fire off any niggly questions you have which may be holding you back!

No Hidden Costs

There’s no charge for the nurse phone consult. It’s included in our one price, no surprises fee. And if you change your mind, no worries, there’s no obligation for you to go ahead with the procedure.

Low Income Assistance

You may be eligible for a fully funded vasectomy. Find out about assistance for low income and Community Services Card holders through Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ). We can also provide you with information required for health insurance prior approval and insurance claims.

What is a Vasectomy? Pre Procedure Prep

What to do before getting ‘the Snip’. Join us for part 1 of our 4-part video consultation series.

Your Pre Snip Checklist

  • Fill out a booking request online
  • Read details of email including attachments
  • Watch the video consultation sent via email link
  • Have a phone consult with the nurse a few days before your appointment
  • Avoid strenuous activity on the day of your procedure
  • You can check ‘down below’ but note there’s no need to shave
  • Eat and drink as normal on the day
  • Wear relatively close-fitting underwear (or two pairs) for extra support and comfort post procedure
  • Partners are welcome to come along for the ride
  • Sit back, relax and know that your balls are in safe hands

What next

Find out more about what is a vasectomy and what to expect during the procedure.

With a 99% effectiveness rate, the snip is by far the most successful male contraceptive option for long term birth control. In fact, vasectomies are 20 times more effective than women being sterilised and 100 times more effective than other forms of contraception.