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Phuket: Men get snippy over World Vasectomy Day

Phuket: Men get snippy over World Vasectomy Day

Australia was the scene for the most appropriate celebrations of the first World Vasectomy Day: live, public snips.


By Jean-Pierre Mestanza

Tuesday 29 October 2013, 09:19AM


There's actually a clever logo to go along with this.

There's actually a clever logo to go along with this.

Chris Wiren was just one of 16 volunteers in Adelaide willing to get a vasectomy in public for the holiday. The father of four was snipped by Dr Doug Stein, a vasectomist who has performed the procedure on over 3,000 men and who is on a crusade to spread the gospel of planned parenthood.

“I just think that people should have only the children that they want because each of us is a fairly significant burden on the planet and a competitor with our fellow species,” Stein said.

Stein was not alone in his attempts, as 184 doctors from across 25 countries signed up to perform 1,000 vasectomies over 24 hours.

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“I constructed the idea as a sort of band of brothers, men coming together for serve a greater purpose that they would put their balls on the line for Mother Earth, meaning that we would actually make a sacrifice that women make all the time,”said award-winning director Jonathan Stack, who is behind a documentary covering the procedure and the impact of overpopulation.

The Vasectomist, which premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival, captured Stein's around-the-world journey performing procedures.

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