About Us

Churchfields Clinic and Morehampton Clinic share a number of common bonds.

Both  have a long history of involvement and interest in reproductive and sexual health. While most of the female sexual health and contraceptive matters are now dealt with by the female members of our medical staffs, both Dr O’Conghaile and Dr O’Keeffe continue their involvement with the male issues. We converse regularly, plan research projects together and often attend the same meetings.

We share a commitment to providing our best service in the interest of our patients. We constantly monitor our performances, and are open and receptive to innovative change. We have been performing vasectomies, on behalf of the HSE, for medical card patients since 1997.

Dr O’ConghaileDr Padhraic O’Conghaile has been performing vasectomies for over fifteen years. He trained with the IFPA in Dublin. Since 1997 he has been performing vasectomies at Churchfields Clinic, Galway, under local anaesthetic, as part of a comprehensive minor surgery service.


Dr O’Keeffe trained initially in Liverpool, and set up the vasectomy service in Dublin’s Well Woman Centre in 1981. He has worked for the IFPA and for Cork Family Planning, and has trained other doctors in vasectomy technique. He has performed many thousands of vasectomies, and has published four papers on vasectomy.