World Vasectomy Day (WVD) was founded in 2013 by filmmaker Jonathan Stack and vasectomy provider, Dr. Doug Stein, as a male focused sexual and reproductive health movement.

Originally, a single day event whose objective was to increase access to and awareness about vasectomy, today the WVD Project is a year-round program that trains doctors, educates the public and works with public health institutions and Ministries of Health to celebrate positive masculinity and inspire male engagement in family planning.

Each year we celebrate World Vasectomy Day during the month of November with special activities for doctors and institutions, discounted services and a day long global celebration during which time we connect with partners in over 24 countries.

The event has since been held annually during the third week of November with rotating headquarters in Australia in 2013, the US in 2014, Indonesia in 2015, Kenya in 2016, Mexico in 2017, Rwanda and Haiti in 2018, and Colombia in 2019. In 2020 and again in 2021, although our collective activities are primarily ‘virtual’, we continue to work with providers in communities throughout the world.

WHAT WE DO

Form Strategic Alliances with Public Health Organizations and Ministries of Health to create sustainable and scalable programs.

Combining traditional storytelling with cutting edge to build a global movement.

Educate men, women and families seeking a vasectomy.

Support and Train Vasectomy Providers.

WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED

2020
Around the World

50

Countries participated

1,200

Participating Providers

555

Participating doctor

1,813

Vasectomies reported by Profamilia

Annual Report
Film

13,000

Estimated vasectomies worldwide
2019
Bogotá, Colombia

50

Countries participated

1,200

Participating Providers

555

Participating doctor

1,813

Vasectomies reported by Profamilia

Annual Report
Film

16,000

Estimated vasectomies worldwide
2018
Haiti and Rwanda

8

Activities Plan for Developing a Vasectomy Program

1,088

Participating Providers

1st

Virtual Vasectomy Clinic

Annual Report

15,000

Estimated vasectomies worldwide
2017
Mexico City, Mexico

57

Countries participated

1,100

Participating doctors

1,25

Million views of Panuco Video

6,477

Vasectomies reported by the CNEGSR in Mexico

Annual Report

16,000

Estimated vasectomies worldwide
2016
Nairobi, Kenya

51

Countries participated

964

Participating doctors

120

Million of online impressions

Annual Report
Social Media Report

10,000

Estimated vasectomies worldwide
2015
Bali, Indonesia

42

Countries participated

639

Participating doctors

83

Print and online articles

7,000

Facebook likes and Twitter followers

Annual Report

7,350

Estimated vasectomies worldwide
2014
Florida, USA

32

Countries participated

491

Participating doctors

35

Print and online articles

Annual Report

4,923

Estimated vasectomies worldwide
2013
Adelaide, Australia

26

Countries participated

186

Participating doctors

Annual Report

996

Estimated vasectomies worldwide

We are grateful to all of our donors

THE WVD TEAM

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Medical advisory board
Sexual and Reproductive Health advisory board
Creative advisory Board
Board of Directors
Staff
Donors

PARTNERS

ALLIES