World Vasectomy Day (WVD), founded in 2013 by filmmaker Jonathan Stack and vasectomy provider, Dr. Doug Stein, aggregates individual acts of kindness and care into a collective movement for social change.
Once a single day event to encourage men to consider a vasectomy, today the WVD Project is a year-round program that trains doctors, educates the public, works with institutions and encourages the creative community to tell stories of hope and possibility.
This year we celebrate the 9th annual World Vasectomy Day on Friday, November 19, 2021 with activities extended from November 13-20, 2021.
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.