1,000 Live Vasectomy Operations to be Broadcast Globally to Encourage Family Planning

July 17, 2013 • Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Daily Email Recap

1,000 Live Vasectomy Operations to be Broadcast Globally to Encourage Family Planning 
See: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/488614/20130710/australia-world-vasectomy-day-snip-curb-population.htm

The Royal Institute of Australia will perform vasectomies in front of a live audience and stream the event globally via the Internet.

World Vasectomy Day will take place on 18 October and around 1,000 men in 25 countries will replicate the event to show they are concerned with the growing strain the human population is having on the Earth’s resources.

Created by documentary filmmaker Jonathan Stack, the event will see men in Australia have vasectomies performed live in front of an audience at the Royal Institute of Australia in Adelaide.

Stack said: “We’re asking men who do not want more children to shoulder the burden of family planning, to fight for their family, their community, their country and our planet.

“To be like Frodo in The Lord of the Rings – by throwing our fertility into the fire, we’re protecting our women, our families and future generations.”

The world’s most prolific vasectomist, the Florida urologist Dr Doug Stein, will be performing the procedures in Australia and the events will be streamed live online. Dr Stein has performed more than 29,000 vasectomies.

World Vasectomy Day will also be subject of a film about the world’s population. The Vasectomist looks at how Stack was inspired by Stein to create the event and what effect the ever-increasing population is having on the world.

To read the full article, please click here: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/488614/20130710/australia-world-vasectomy-day-snip-curb-population.htm

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