SnipFlix Documentary: “The Vasectomist”
Unsure about a vasectomy? If so, watch “The Vasectomist,” which follows Florida urologist Doug Stein, M.D., around the world on his quest to “save the planet one vasectomy at a time.” Dr. Stein has performed more than 45,000 vasectomies in his career. Tweet
Director Jonathan Stack: “To be honest, I am very hesitant about any efforts to ‘lower population’ through social engineering. ...”
Urologist Doug Stein, M.D., has performed more than 45,000 vasectomies in his career.
The ongoing, World Vasectomy Day Project has become the largest, male-focused, family planning movement in the world.
The first WVD had a guy livestreaming his vasectomy globally.
If you need some convincing to go through with “it,” watch The Vasectomist.
The film, The Vasectomist, is a fascinating exploration of a man’s personal choice to share responsibility for family planning and the ecological impact of that decision.
“We’re certainly not suggesting that the world go out and sterilize itself. Life is too precious.”
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Stack’s 52-minute documentary follows urologist Doug Stein, MD, on his quest to “save the planet one vasectomy at a time.” Stein takes his no-scalpel surgery monthly throughout Florida and on mission trips to the Philippines, Haiti, and Kenya.
The good doctor was kind enough to place it on Vimeo—and share the password (VAS2013) to unlock it for free. While we made it easy to access, check out Stein’s website—where you’ll also see compelling footage. If you are moved by it—and want to show the love—you can buy it and fuel the mission it serves.
Stein has performed more than 45,000 vasectomies in his career. “I felt that every time I did a vasectomy, I was not only doing a service to the patient, but I was doing a service to the environment,” Stein said.
Stein meets resistance, especially in countries like the Republic of the Philippines, which is over 86% Christian (mostly Roman Catholic), according to The Asia Society. Vasectomies are another example—along with homosexuality, birth control, abortion and euthanasia—in the steady progression of immorality that devalues human life, one, religious leader suggested.
Director Stack has offered this response to those critics:
“To be honest, I am very hesitant about any efforts to ‘lower population’ through social engineering. We’re certainly not suggesting that the world go out and sterilize itself. Life is too precious. I simply support offering the option for men whose families are complete, regardless of what that number might be. I think it’s about male choice; and as such, it is liberating for millions of men worldwide.”
Stack and Stein founded World Vasectomy Day in 2012. These guys get showmanship. The first WVD had a guy livestreaming his vasectomy globally. Chris Wiren of Adelaide, Australia—the guy who exposed his privates to the world—remains proud of his decision to this day. “I’m still a minority voice, but I’ve never looked back. My wife is grateful, and we have never been happier,” Wiren said.
The ongoing, WVD Project has become the largest, male-focused, family planning movement in the world. It trains providers and forms strategic alliances with ministries of public-health organizations to increase men’s participation in family planning. Going forward, PM will do its best to unlock WVD’s resource, treasure trove. We recommend PM readers support the project, which may include getting your own vasectomy if you’ve been hesitant before; at the very least, learn more here.
What didn’t make the edited version of the film: more than 20 “webisodes,” The Vasectomy Series, including director Jonathan Stack “putting his balls on the line” to become Stein’s 25,000th vasectomy patient. Stack putting his sack on the line—must watch:
Rent or buy The Vasectomist here.