WORLD VASECTOMY DAY IN MEXICO!
This year was our biggest success ever, thanks to the efforts, contributions and enthusiasm of many. On November 17th, we celebrated World Vasectomy Day around the world. This is the largest male-focused family planning event in history, with over 1,200 providers in 50+ countries. We took the world on a historic 24-hour vasectomy-athon organized out of our headquarters in Mexico. We interviewed vasectomy providers, advocates for male involvement in family planning and the men who choose a vasectomy as an act of love in 15 countries. WVD kicked off at 5:00 p.m. on November 16 with a joint ceremony taking place in Mexico City and on the island nation of Kiribati (where it was 10 a.m. on Friday, November 17th). With conversations, live vasectomies and dozens of films, and in partnership with DKT Mexico, DKT International and the Centro Nacional de Equidad de Genero y Salud Reproductiva (National Center for Gender Equity and Reproductive Health), we discussed the current state of male involvement in family planning, learning about global efforts to make vasectomies accessible and celebrating men everywhere who have made the heroic decision to care for their families, communities and our planet.
On November 19th, we celebrated with a Mexico City event at the Revolution Monument, one of the city's most popular locations, where we did 115 vasectomies in mobile units provided by DKT and the City of Mexico. On a large screen on a covered stage, we had film screenings, hosted the bands, Los Liquits and Vete a la Versh, sponsored a lucha libre fight, and had famous influencers discuss topics concerning sexual and reproductive health. Due to the high demand for vasectomies, we started early in the day and continued until almost 9 pm, thanks to the extension by the city of their generator and the mobile units.
On social media, we also had amazing success, with incredible video contributions from doctors, and great curating by by our own team, using many of the 43 videos we were able to produce and distribute using not only our own network, but those of DKT and CNEGSR.
Our deepest thanks go out to all the people that helped make this year possible, who gave us their insights, shared their wisdom, vision, and gave their all for a successful series of events. We also send a huge thanks to our doctors, who worked long hours without a break in order to do as many vasectomies as possible, demonstrating the amazing heart they've shown each year in standing beside the WVD team and the men who choose to become heroes to their families with this act of love.
World Vasectomy Day brings you their take on the classic Mariachi song "El Mariachi Loco", as part of announcing Mexico as the host country for WVD 2017!
Want a basic explanation about what a vasectomy is, why it's an important option for families, and how it beats other methods? Watch this!
Here is a quick intro to where World Vasectomy Day has been, and what this year will bring!
Meet some of the amazing people and activities that helped make World Vasectomy Day a huge success that surprised everyone in 2016!
The World Vasectomy Day team takes a road trip around Bali with Indonesian partner BKKbN to raise awareness in communities.
Wonosobo is a small town in a remote part of Central Java. There, we meet two Muslim clerics who consider a vasectomy an act of love for their women, their children and their community.
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On WVD 2016 hundreds of doctors will be participating throughout the world.
OUR WORK, OUR PASSION
We believe men worldwide are ready to make the choice to do right by themselves, their families and our future by becoming engaged in conversations about family planning.
World Vasectomy Day is about starting these conversations, and helping men and their families become more informed about their choices. We create alliances with governments, organizations, and individuals to help train providers, educate families, and deliver services to men who are stepping up for their loved ones.LEARN MORE