Dr Snip separates fact from fiction for those men considering having a vasectomy.
6 vasectomists and 1 assistant have committed to this mission with air tickets and deposit donations. They are paying their own airfare, room, and board to volunteer their time and expertise to the people of the Philippines.
The Founders and first Board of Directors of NSVI have effectively served since 2002. They have tirelessly run missions to provide FREE NSV (No-Scalpel Vasectomy) in developing countries with high rates of unintended pregnancy, they have supported NSVI’s Domestic Teams, they have handled all of the financial and record-keeping duties required of a non-profit corporation, and they have donated generously from their own personal funds.
Seven “guest” vasectomists donated their time, lost income, and international airfare; PLUS they each donated $4000 to NSVI to help us cover vasectomy expenses and room, board, and domestic transportation for the group.
The doctors above were supported by the staff below. They ALSO donated their time, lost income, and air transportation, PLUS $1250 to cover their room, board, and domestic transportation.
Cebu was once again our home base. But on Feb 22, five of us (Abaño, Chang, Buenafe, Suarez, and Stein) carried out a one-day mission in Manila to evaluate Mary Johnston Hospital as a prospective sites for future missions, leaving the others behind in Cebu, slaving away at Sacred Heart Hospital while we got all the glory.
We expected 400 vasectomies during the mission. With the expert help of NSVI Domestic Team vasectomist Joseph “Butz” Alesna, we actually performed 391 over the 7 days of the mission, 25 in Manila and 366 in and around Cebu City. And this was after NSVI President Ramon Suarez had already performed 5 during the BMA Medical Mission in Badian a week earlier.
Our schedule was well defined: