• Thousands sterilized in global ‘vasectomy-athon’

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    GIANYAR, Indonesia: Thousands of men around the world were to be sterilized Friday in what organizers dubbed a global “vasectomy-athon”, to encourage men to take a bigger role in family planning and combat resistance to the procedure. Some 750 doctors in 25 countries performed the procedure on over 3,000 volunteers to mark World Vasectomy Day, with many operations being provided free or at discounted rates. The event is being held as a report from campaigners and donors warned efforts to get modern contraceptives to women in some of the world’s poorest countries are not on track, with millions fewer reached than had been hoped.

    AFP

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