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Crowd-funding for World Vasectomy Day

15 August 2013 | 0:00 - By Julia Scott-Stevenson

Here's your chance to support those 'putting their balls on the line' to save the planet.

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A few weeks back I wrote about the upcoming World Vasectomy Day in October, and how men around the world are being asked to sign up ‘to put their balls on the line’ for a sustainable future for the planet.

A central event in Adelaide will be live-streamed as Dr Doug Stein performs vasectomies for a studio and online audience, and men around the world will participate by having vasectomies in dozens of locations.

The Vasectomist team is now running a crowd-funding campaign to support the event. The funds raised will go towards promoting WVD, building the interactive website for the live stream, and producing another series of webisodes covering the lead up to the event. Perks for crowd-funders include access to screenings of the film The Vasectomist, copies of the DVD and t-shirts, or if you’re feeling particularly generous, you can even learn to perform a vasectomy.

Check out the crowd-funding video and the perks here. A call-out for men to register their interest in participating in WVD will also be announced in the next couple of weeks.

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Comments (5)

02 Sep 2013 3:47 AEST

Mike O

From: Rockville

Be Informed

Most men have no problems with vasectomy. I had no problem with the surgery or the immediate aftermath. Over a 5 year period I developed horrible testicular and groin pain. It is an undisputable fact that 1-2% of men that choose vasectomy as a means of birth control develop chronic testicular pain. My suffering was immense but my children and wife, particularly my wife, suffered the most. She had to support our family while I was incapacitated. A 15k reversal out of my own pocket saved me.

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23 Aug 2013 12:48 AEST

Starry Eyed

From: Doomsville

It's a con...

Don't do this... It is a trick to minimise population growth, so that the resources are saved exclusively for the rich... Keep your genes flowing...

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21 Aug 2013 9:52 AEST

yan

From: ravenswood

vasectomy

had my op done during my lunch break,, 20years ago. and went back to work how ever the next day

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20 Aug 2013 22:31 AEST

Minz

From: ACT

No bollox!

Women have been getting their tubes tied for yonks (as have men, just different tubes :D). It's just a lot quicker, easier and less messy for the blokes - worth supporting!

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20 Aug 2013 15:36 AEST

jack

From: sa

bollox

if this was about sterilising women, 'putting their tubes up for a snip', everyone would be shouting that it was sexist.

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Julia Scott-Stevenson Julia is a writer and researcher of all things documentary, and even dabbles in making them herself from time to time. She lived in the Pacific Islands of Fiji and Samoa for a few years, where she made a documentary about the inaugural Miss Tokelau beauty pageant and a short documentary about climate change in Samoa, which screened at the inaugural Pacific Climate Change Film Festival. While in the Pacific she was subjected to limited internet connectivity, and was staggered to discover the possibilities in online documentary on her return at the end of 2008. She has since been making up for lost time by undertaking a PhD researching cross-platform documentary, and also working on a database documentary about volunteers. Julia is also on the programming team for Antenna International Documentary Film Festival.

 
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