World Vasectomy Day

Happy World Vasectomy Day! I got mine in 2010 from Planned Parenthood in San Francisco (which sadly is no longer there) and couldn’t be happier with the decision.

“A courageous man doesn’t run from risk, he shares responsibility with his partner. He doesn’t give in to fear. He gets a vasectomy out of love. And if that love includes concern for the planet our children will inherit, you should know that a vasectomy lowers carbon footprint 28 times more than a lifetime of reducing, reusing and recycling.

So on World Vasectomy Day we celebrate the men and women who rise as one to take responsibility for our children, our families and our future. For some this means choosing to get a vasectomy, for the doctors and providers it means doing them.”


Check out this fun, ribald poem I wrote about the experience.


One thought on “World Vasectomy Day

  1. Anonymous

    Hi, Jan.
    I am a psychology professor in Michigan. I have just finished your book, “Orange Rain.” It truly is one of the best novels I have read in many, many years. I would be delighted to host you for a talk at my university (all expenses paid). What is your email address? Alternatively, you can reach me at

    Many thanks,
    Todd Shackelford


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