WVD Mobile Clinic
This is the first Mobile Vasectomy Clinic in the United States. The first itinerant reproductive health clinic on wheels is right here in Iowa. This novel idea has been launched in partnership with World Vasectomy Day (WVD) to promote vasectomies on the road.
This is a medicalized vehicle that allows Dr. G to complete fast, effective, and stress-free vasectomies in a proper medical environment while traveling anywhere throughout the state. It has been equipped with what any medical office requires for the performance of simple office medical procedures.
SimpleVas®/WVD Mobile Vasectomy Clinic is a completely autonomous medical vehicle, with generators and clean water available.
The 24 ft long x 8.5 ft wide medical mobile unit is comprised of:
Working with World Vasectomy Day (WVD), providing free vasectomies and training surgeons around the world; has rendered very interesting and practical learning experiences. One of those experiences has been the use and application of medical vehicles for the provision of reproductive services to reach distant communities, and promote such services.
During the World Vasectomy Day global event, celebrated in Mexico City in 2017; Dr. G had the opportunity to perform vasectomies in the mobile medical units from the Secretary of Health of Mexico while at a massive event at the Monumento de la Revolución. During this event, more than 130 vasectomies were completed in one day.
Such experience, working in the mobile units, sparked Dr. G’s interest in replicating the model locally. The purpose in Iowa with the mobile clinic, unlike Mexico where they’re used to reach distant communities, is to increase the visibility of vasectomies; while increasing awareness of the need for more active MALE participation in reproductive decisions. Vasectomies should be discussed in the open.
A couple of communities (Sioux City and Ames) will initially receive mobile vasectomy services in Iowa. Two partnerships in those communities have been developed by SimpleVas® and World Vasectomy Day (WVD) to be disruptive, and challenge the misconception that openly talking about MALE participation is not natural or common.
Mobile Vasectomy Services will be available at the locations indicated above EVERY MONTH.
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