World Vasectomy Day – WVD
World Vasectomy Day is a worldwide movement about starting family planning conversations, helping men and their families become more informed about their choices, and creating alliances with governments, organizations, and individuals willing to help train providers, educate families, and deliver services to men who are stepping up for their loved ones.
Created in 2012 by film director/producer Johnatan Stack (Emmy award winner, and Oscar nominee) and renown vasectomy surgeon Dr. Doug Stein, World Vasectomy Day is a itinerating movement that travels the world sparking conversations about the power of man involvement in family planning and their responsibility within their families.
Colombia – November 22, 2019
Dr. Guarin was in COLOMBIA and ECUADOR Celebrating WVD.
Beginning on November 17, the headquarters of World Vasectomy Day was established in Bogotá, Colombia.
I had the opportunity to participare in the 7th celebration of WVD. The celebration started with the II International Symposium of World Vasectomy Day: Vasectomy and Male Engagement in Sexual and Reproductive Health, where I did a presentation the Global Perspective of Vasectomies.
Then, I traveled with the renown surgeon vasectomist Michel Labrecque, MD to Guayaquil in Ecuador. We participated in an educational activity of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Health We met a wonderful group of enthusiasts who are attempting to start a vasectomy program in Ecuador.
We shared experiences with two very enthusiastic local surgeons, and trained them in the Non-Scalpel technique.
We spent 3 days with wonderful people in Ecuador. The spirit is there and the enthusiasm to develop a national vasectomy program is definitely there. We are looking forward to an educational partnership with the Ministry of Health and local institutions to continue the efforts to increase training and access to vasectomies in Ecuador.
Colombia, my home country, has been selected as the headquarters for the worldwide celebration of World Vasectomy Day for 2019. Early 2018, we traveled with Johnatan Stack (film producer, co-founder fo World Vasectomy Day), to begin talks with Profamilia (Sexual and Reproductive Health organization) to get the cogwheels moving for the celebration in November 2019.
– May 2018, with Johnatan Stack at Canal Capital, a Colombian TV station, discussing the topic of vasectomy
– November 2018, with Colombian urologists and surgical team at Profamilia
-from left to right: Dr. Esgar Guarín (Colombia/USA), Dr. Doug Stein (USA), Dr. Chic Wilson (USA), Dr. José Viladoms (Spain), Dr. Ramón Suarez (Phillipines/USA)
I have had the opportunity to be involved with World Vasectomy Day for the first time in 2017 when at its world celebration in Mexico City (CDMX) from November 13 through November 19.
We not only celebrated those me who made decisions strong decisions about their fertility and supported their couples and families, but also got the opportunity to perform over 350 vasectomies during the celebrations in different venues throughout Mexico City.
-Interview for Televisa News
I participated in the promotion of the activites of World Vasectomy Day going to television and radio stations, taking an active and vocal stance on the discussion about the importance of vasectomy for the empowerment of men, women and their families.
The activities of World Vasectomy Day include educational opportunities for local physicians, sharing clinical experiences, and also the performance of surgeries side-by-side with our colleagues.
-Conference at the Hospital for Women in Mexico City, November 2017
-Doing vasectomy surgeries with Mexican colleagues.
Dr. Guarín continues his involvement with activities that raise awareness of the importance and advantages of vasectomy. He will continue to be an active supporter of the efforts of World Vasectomy International.
For more information and support go to: www.worldvasectomyday.org
Non-scalpel Vasectomy International – NSVI
NSVI is an NGO dedicated to the promotion and provision of free vasectomy services worldwide, especially in developing countries where the infrastructure and environmental resources are challenged by rapid population growth.
With missions to the Phillipines, Haiti and Kenya, NSVI has empowered thousands of men to be agents of change within their families and communities by making permanet responsible decisions related to their fertility.
Mission to Haiti 2019 (Cap Haitien)
In June 2018 I participated once again on a vasectomy mission with NSVI – Non-scalpel Vasectomy International to Haiti. We performed over 120 vasectomies in 3 days.
Mission to Haiti 2017 (Cap Haitien)
Dr. Ramón Suárez is the founding president of NSVI, a retired urologist who still maintains the passion for the performance of vasectomies and helping others.
Dr. Guarín became involved with NSVI since his early training in vasectomies with Dr. Doug Stein (NSVI Development Director), and since then he has participated in medical missions to Haiti, where has has been able to complete multiple procedures for free in Cape Haitien.
The activities of NSVI provide so much benefit to the communities it has served, that its missions have increased over the years and look forward to expend even further overseas. Many vasectomists from the world over have participated in the missionary work started with so much passion by Dr. Suárez and supported so eagerly by Dr. Doug Stein.
NSVI was present also, along with World Vasectomy Day, at the National Meeting for Advances and Perspectives on Non-scalpel Vasectomy; Ixtapa (Mexico), June 2018.
– with members of the Secretary of Health of Mexico, on our way to Ixtapa.
For more information and support go to: www.nsvi.org