World Vasectomy Day 2013
Men all over the world, whose families are complete, dedicated their vasectomy to Planet Earth in a world-first vasectomy-athon. Would you put your balls on the line?
RiAus is teamed up with film-makers Smith&Nasht and Gabriel Films to stage a vasectomy-athon in support of the inaugural World Vasectomy Day on 18 October 2013. The event saw high profile vasectomist, Dr Doug Stein, perform vasectomies on volunteers while fielding questions from the audience. He was joined by renowned thinkers, academics and activists to debate the future of our planet.
The vasectomy-athon was inspired by documentary film-maker Jonathan Stack and Dr Stein, who wanted to set the stage for a global conversation about the social, cultural and ethical issues of an ever-increasing population and the effect it has on the planet’s finite resources. We will be joined in our discussions by renowned biologist and educator Prof Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb. RiAus Director Dr Paul Willis, an experienced science broadcaster, will host the day.
Dr Doug Stein and his Australian vasectomy associate, Dr Nick Demediuk (aka Dr Snip), will kick off World Vasectomy Day with the basics. What is a no-scalpel vasectomy? This 15 minute procedure will knock your jocks off.
It’s not always easy to get the snip. Join us for some mythbusting – we’ll tackle the social stigma and fears associated with vasectomies, and how this varies around the world.
7 billion people and counting- can vasectomies stem population growth? Is it naïve to think we can cap the population? Our experts will explore human sustainability, featuring Paul Ehrlich, best-selling author of The Population Bomb.
LIVE VASECTOMIES EACH SESSION! SEE THE PROCEDURE IN ACTION.
If you can’t make it to The Science Exchange you can watch online on the RiAus Livestream.
In association with Smith&Nasht and Gabriel Films
Click here for the media release.