A medical staff explains a vasectomy operation to a Balinese man in Gianyar on Bali island on November 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA
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Thousands of men around the world are to be sterilized Friday in what organizers have dubbed a global "vasectomy-athon", to encourage men to take a bigger role in family planning.Some 750 doctors in 25 countries are to perform the procedure on over 3,000 volunteers to mark World Vasectomy Day, with many operations being provided free or at discounted rates.At an ceremony in a temple on the Indonesian island of Bali, the headquarters for World Vasectomy Day this year, the first six men to undergo the procedure were presented to an audience before being taken outside to mobile health clinics to be sterilized.Prominent vasectomy doctor Doug Stein, who has performed the procedure on over 30,000 men and founded World Vasectomy Day with Stack, told the Bali audience that the operation was positive for men, their families and societies.
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