Dr Dick Beatty knows a thing or two about ‘crown jewels’, not least because he was brought up a stone’s throw from Windsor Castle! He went to medical school in Southampton, and onto postgraduate medical training at Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge. He subsequently developed an interest in men’s health and was accepted onto The UK’s formal vasectomy training programme – The FSRH Special Skills Module Certificate in Vasectomy that assesses the doctor on approximately 40 patients. There is no equivalent training programme in Australia.
Surgical technique was refined under Dr Laurel Spooner, the UK’s ‘mother of vasectomy’, and Dr Dough Stein, The American Vasectomist who starred in the movie ‘The Vasectomist.’
The relevant qualifications are: BM (SOTON), MRCP(UK) FRACGP Cert LA Vasectomy. Dr Beatty is a past member of The UK Association of Surgeons in Primary Care (ASPC), and a current Fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. The AHPRA Specialist registration is MED0001798452.