Global partners & practices

GLOBAL PARTNERS & PRACTICES

With participating partners in 30+ countries, we work with doctors, family planning (FP) professionals, government ministries, communities and individuals to help redefine masculinity and promote men as agents of positive change

Building Alliances

For WVD to be a sustainable and scalable movement, it requires alliances with key partners.  While in the US, family planning services are offered predominantly through private practitioners, in most countries, it is primarily the public health care system that offers these services. This includes vasectomy.   To that end, we continue to build alliances throughout the world.

To assure that our work is evidence, we continue to support and share the excellent work being done with researchers.  These research projects are available in our resource library.   

Together, with partners throughout the Americas and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Europe, the WVD Project remains committed to increasing positive male engagement. We will continue to support existing vasectomy programs, and provide guidance and expertise to those launching new ones.

 The Global Vasectomy Directory below provides information on the state of vasectomy services throughout the world.  To keep the directory up to date, feel free to send us new information

NORTH AMERICA

Key partner and Director of Training:
Dr. Michel Labrecque in Quebec

Medical Board Members:
Dr. Jack Chang, Vancouver
Dr. Michel Labrecque, Quebec

Notable Facts:
Highest Rate of Vasectomy Acceptance in the Western Hemisphere

Canada is a leader in family planning services and one of the few places in the world where vasectomy acceptance is higher than tubal ligation.  

 

There are over 50 Canadian vasectomy providers within the WVD family and the country serves as a model for the rest of the Hemisphere and beyond.

 

Dr. Labrecque has led missions to Rwanda, Haiti, Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia where his commitment training a new generation of national providers is unsurpassed.  In Haiti, he worked with Profamil, IPPF’s national affiliate, to develop a new set of standards for vasectomy for the country’s National Family Planning standards.

UNITED STATES

Host city: Orlando, Florida WVD 2014

Medical Board Members:

Dr. Doug Stein,  Tampa, Florida
Dr. John Curington
Dr. Charles Wilson, Seattle, Washington
Dr. Sarah Miller
Dr. Alyssa Yee
Dr. Renee Johannensen

 

Notable Facts:

Approximately 8-10% vasectomy acceptance rate.

In the US, any client receiving federal funds to cover the cost of his procedure must wait at least 30 days after his counseling session before getting a vasectomy. 

In New York City, every man must wait 30 days – federal funding or not.

Dr. Esgar Guarin launches the first mobile vasectomy clinic.

Canada is a leader in family planning services and one of the few places in the world where vasectomy acceptance is higher than tubal ligation.  

 

There are over 50 Canadian vasectomy providers within the WVD family and the country serves as a model for the rest of the Hemisphere and beyond.

 

Dr. Labrecque has led missions to Rwanda, Haiti, Mexico, Ecuador and Colombia where his commitment training a new generation of national providers is unsurpassed.  In Haiti, he worked with Profamil, IPPF’s national affiliate, to develop a new set of standards for vasectomy for the country’s National Family Planning standards.

2020 Goals:

  • Sign up 250 Doctors in total to join WVD team.
  • Inspire 1000 Vasectomies as part of WVD’s November 14-21
  • celebration.
  • Link up with 10 social media influencers.
  • Sign up 2 or 3 allies per institutional sector such as environmental, reproductive health and human rights groups who will share our content, retweet and help with social media. 
  • Publish a press release
  • Launch Google Ads for 5-10 doctors

MEXICO

Host city: CDMX, WVD 2017

Medical Board Members:

Dr. Jose Antonio Garduño Castro

Notable Facts

Mexico has been WVD’s leader in vasectomy acceptance. With the support of the Secretary of Health and the Center for Gender Equity and Reproductive Health, as well as DKT, Mexico, we have seen the numbers of vasectomies rise from under 1000 in 2015, to 2477 in 2016, 6,477 in 2017 and over 8,000 in 2018.

In 2018, DKt launched a mobile vasectomy unit and in which they are currently doing upwards of 50 vasectomies a week.

Goals:

  • Reignite network from 2017, including re-release of the Panuco Video, WVD’s most successful online video, produced by the Panuco Clinic in Veracruz, Mexico.
  • Work through the Ministry of Health’s main institution bringing vasectomy services to all 32 states.
  • 300 doctors participate.
  • 7500 vasectomies are performed.
  • Support November 5th vasectomy provider symposium.
  • Organize conversation on gender dynamics with men who have had a vasectomy.
  • Promotional video.

    Produce campaign with DKT to do 100 vasectomies.

CENTRAL AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN

BARBADOS

Goals:

  • Develop alliance with IPPF affiliate
  • Share content

BELIZE

Goals:

  • Develop alliance with IPPF affiliate
  • Share content

CUBA

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 more vasectomy doctors
  • Do 25 vasectomies
  • Share content

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 more vasectomy doctors
  • Do 10 vasectomies
  • Share content

EL SALVADOR

Goals:

  • Develop alliance with IPPF affiliate
  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors
  • Share content

GUATEMALA

Notable facts:

In 2018 Aprofam did over a 100 vasectomies as part of our WVD celebration

WVD and Aprofam created our first WVD Skype connection on November 17 from Kigali, Rwanda.

Goals:

  • Sign up 10 vasectomy doctors.
  • Created an alliance with Aprofam, the country’s IPPF affiliate.
  • Inspire 400 Vasectomies as part of WVD’s November 18-23 celebration.
  • Produce short videos with Aprofam’s communication team.

HAITI

Notable facts:

WVD board member, Dr. Labrecque has visited Haiti on a number of occasions. In 2018, he led a mission to Haiti along with Dr. Doug Stein of NSVI during which time, WVD developed an 8- Activity program for launching a sustainable vasectomy program.

Goals:

  • Launch a second WVD event
  • Inspire 100 vasectomies
  • Further training for three doctors
  • Develop a partnership between UNFPA Haiti, Universite Laval in Quebec, WVD and our country partner, Profamil, Hait’s IPPF affiliate. 

HONDURAS

Goals:

  • Develop alliance with IPPF affiliate, ASHONPLAFA
  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors
  • Share content

NICARAGUA

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 WVD vasectomy doctors
  • Track down 10 doctors interested in learning NSV
  • Launch nationwide social media campaign
  • Inspire 3 vasectomies. 
  • Partnership with Profamilia, Nicaragua (IPPF country affiliate).

PANAMÁ

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 25 vasectomies
  • Develop alliance with APLAFA
  • Share content
  • Launch nationwide social media campaign
 

TRINIDAD Y TOBAGO

Goals:

  • Develop alliance with IPPF affiliate
  • Share content

SOUTH AMERICA

ARGENTINA

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 25 vasectomies
  • Develop alliance with Aplafa
  • Share content
  • Launch nationwide social media campaign

BOLIVIA

Goals:

  • Sign up 10 Vasectomy Doctors to join WVD team
  • Created an alliance with CIES, the country’s IPPF affiliate.
  • Inspire 200 Vasectomies as part of WVD’s November 18-23 celebration.
  • Produce short videos with CIES’s communication team.

BRAZIL

Goals:

  • Sign up 10 vasectomy doctors
  • Visit the the country
  • Inspire 100 vasectomies
  • Align with DKT Brazil and Promundo

ECUADOR

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors
  • Train 4 doctors
  • Inspire 200 vasectomies
  • Develop alliance with CEMOPLAF
  • Develop alliance with CEPLAM, IPPF country affiliate
  • Share content 
  • Launch nationwide social media campaign
 

GUYANA

Goals:

  • Share content
  • Launch nationwide social media campaign
  • Distribute WVD Kit
  • Align with IPPF country affiliate, Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association
 

PARAGUAY

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 10 vasectomies
  • Develop alliance with 3 FP organizations.
  • Share content
  • Launch nationwide social media campaign
 

PERÚ

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 50 vasectomies
  • Develop alliance with IPPF country affiliate, INPPARES
  • Share content 
  • Launch nationwide social media campaign

URUGUAY

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 10 vasectomies
  • Develop alliance with IPPF country affiliate, Iniciativas Sanitarias
  • Share content

VENEZUELA

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors.
  • Inspire 100 vasectomies.
  • Develop alliance with APLAFAM.
  • Share content. Launch nationwide social media campaign
 
 
 
 

EUROPE

DENMARK

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors.
  • Inspire 100 vasectomies.
  • Develop alliance with APLAFAM.
  • Share content.
  • Launch nationwide social media campaign.
 

GERMANY

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 10 vasectomies
  • Share content

ICELAND

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 10 vasectomies
  • Share content

IRELAND

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors.
  • Inspire 20 vasectomies
  • Share content

ISRAEL

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

ITALY

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 10 vasectomies
  • Share content

NETHERLANDS

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

POLAND

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

NORWAY

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

SPAIN

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 10 vasectomies
  • Share content

SWITZERLAND

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

TURKEY

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

UNITED KINGDOM

Goals:

  • Sign up 10 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 100 vasectomies
  • Share content

AFRICA

BOTSWANA

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

DRC

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

ETHIOPIA

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

GHANA

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

KENYA

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 10 vasectomies
  • Share content

MALAWI

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

GHANA

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

NIGERIA

 

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Share content

RWANDA

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

SOUTH AFRICA

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

UGANDA

Goals:

  • Sign up 20 vasectomy doctors
  • Develop partnership between Marie Stopes Uganda and WVD
  • Inspire 100 vasectomies
  • Share content

SOUTH ASIA

BANGLADESH

Goals:

  • Sign up 100 vasectomy doctors
  • Connect with 100 clinics
  • 4000 vasectomies
  • Share content
  • Partner with MSI

INDONESIA

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctors
  • Connect with 5 clinics
  • 100 vasectomies
  • Share content

NEPAL

Goals:

  • Sign up 10 vasectomy doctors
  • Connect with 10 clinics
  • 100 vasectomies
  • Share content

THAILAND

Goals:

  • Sign up 10 vasectomy doctors
  • 100 vasectomies
  • Share content

EAST TIMOR

Goals:

  • Sign up 5 vasectomy doctor
  • 10 vasectomies
  • Share content

WESTERN PACIFIC REGION

AUSTRALIA

Goals:

  • Sign up 10 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 200 vasectomies
  • Share content
  • Collaborate on social media campaign with MSI
 

KIRBATI

Goals:

  • Sign up 1 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 10 vasectomies
  • Share content

NEW ZEALAND

Goals:

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

  • Sign up 3 vasectomy doctors
  • Inspire 5 vasectomies
  • Share content

PHILIPPINES

  • Goals:

    • Sign up 10 vasectomy doctors
    • Inspire 25 vasectomies
    • Share content
    • Collaborate with DKT

SAMOA

  • Goals:

    • Sign up 1 vasectomy doctor
    • Inspire 3 vasectomies
    • Share content

TONGA

  • Goals:

    • Sign up 1 vasectomy doctor
    • Inspire 3 vasectomies
    • Share content