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.