To encourage men to take a more important role in family planning and combat resistance to the procedure, thousands of men worldwide it is being sterilized in what organizers dubbed a “vasectomy-athon” global.
More than 3,000 men to sterilize ‘Vasectomy-athon’ Global
Some 750 doctors in 25 countries will perform the procedure on more than 3,000 volunteers to mark World Day vasectomy, with many operations that are free or at discount prices. “By helping shoulder the responsibility for family planning, men become heroes to their partners, their families and our future,” said co-founder Jonathan Stack event.
“By helping liability shoulder for family planning, men become heroes to their partners and their families as 750 physicians in 25 countries will perform vasectomy in more than 3,000 volunteers to mark the Day World vasectomy, with many free operations. ‘
The event is held as a report advocates and donors warned efforts to obtain modern contraceptives to women in some of the poorest countries in the world are not on track, with millions achieved less than expected.
In a ceremony at a temple on the Indonesian island of Bali, the headquarters of the World Day of vasectomy this year, the first six men who undergo the procedure, were submitted to a hearing before being taken out of mobile clinics health to be sterilized.
The men lay on an operating table in clinics – equipped with medical equipment buses – while doctors perform the short procedure. Vasectomies are also taking place to mark the day in countries like India, United States and Spain.
About four in 10 unplanned pregnancies worldwide are event organizers and said that family planning is still too often women, who are the ones who must face the consequences of pregnancies is left unwanted .
In many countries, less than one percent of men get vasectomies, despite the fact the procedure is safe and in most cases has no effect on sex life, organizers said.
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In Indonesia, a Muslim majority, efforts to persuade men to get vasectomies have been hampered then makes the best Islamic administrative body of several years of the country declared “haram”, or against Islamic law procedure.
Other attempts to encourage vasectomies have failed. A district in Sumatra, announced in 2012 that he would hand over cash to officials who underwent the procedure – only way to spark the wrath of women who feared that their husbands would sterilized issues.
Elsewhere in the world the process is hampered by disputes, and in many countries defenders have to overcome the mistaken belief that a man’s virility is impaired.
Iran recently eliminated free vasectomies as it seeks to improve its birth rate, and there have been even resistance from experts in sub-Saharan Africa, they have expressed concern that the widespread use of vasectomy would lead to less use of condoms and HIV rates higher way.
Vasectomy prominent doctor Doug Stein, who has done the procedure more than 30,000 men and founded the World Day vasectomy stack, told the audience of Bali that the operation was positive for men, their families and society.
“It seems to be a wonderful option for men who have had the greatest number of children they want,” he said. Friday’s event was the third World Day vasectomy, with the first held in 2013 and headquartered in Australia.
The organizers chose to base the event this year in Bali, coinciding with an international conference of family planning had been due to take place on the island, but was postponed after volcanic ash closed the airport of Bali for the day.
A report that had been intended for release in the event of Bali on Friday showed that more than 24 million women and girls more in poor countries now have access to contraceptives and a commitment to 2012 by donors and supporters to be more available. But this is 10 million fewer women than had been expected, according to the report
Source :. AFP
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