Dr. Chang Heads to Haiti!

Dr. Chang Heads to Haiti!

The world population is expected to double in the next 50 years from 7 to 15 billion. According to The World Factbook published by the CIA there are currently 256 births every minute around the world or roughly 4 births every second. In the United States, unintended pregnancies results in $11 billion in healthcare spending alone.

The Effect of Overpopulation on Public Health

When I was traveling around North America training in vasectomy, I had the privilege of meeting and training with one of the leaders in the field Dr. Doug Stein. Some of you may have seen his documentary entitled “The Vasectomist”. If you haven’t, it is definitely worth a watch. Here is a link to the trailer. If you are interested in watching the entire documentary I found it online here.

The Vasectomist

Dr. Stein is committed to a global movement of reducing overpopulation around the world including unintended pregnancies and has received some serious media attention over the years. He heads the development division of No-Scalpel Vasectomy International Inc. a non-profit dedicated to providing vasectomies for men around the world primarily in Haiti, Kenya, and the Philippines, where he has performed up to 71 vasectomies in a day.

At the end of March, I will be joining Dr. Stein on a mission trip to Haiti to help train local physicians in the no-scalpel vasectomy technique and provide vasectomy for as many men as possible who need and want them. On their last trip in November, they performed vasectomies on 81 men who fathered a combined 436 children! I will be flying from Vancouver through Miami and connecting to Cap Hatien. My itinerary and more details on the trip are posted here.

When I’m back, I’ll be sure to post some details and reflections on the trip, so stay tuned!

 

Dr. Jack Chang

By |2018-04-02T11:09:00-07:00February 16th, 2016|Haiti|Comments Off on Dr. Chang Heads to Haiti!

About the Author:

Jack Chang, MD, is a graduate of Yale University and the University of British Columbia Medical School. After completing his postgraduate training in Prince George, BC, he started his career serving rural and remote communities in BC, Yukon, and Nunavut before joining Pollock Clinics in 2014.Dr. Chang is a veteran of multiple No-Scalpel Vasectomy International (NSVI) medical missions, providing free vasectomies in developing countries such as Haiti, Kenya, and the Philippines to alleviate poverty through family planning. Dr. Chang also trains international physicians from around the world as part of the NSVI missions.He performs circumcisions using both the Pollock Technique™ and the Shang Ring technique. Dr Chang trained in China with the developers of the Shang Ring method and directed the licensing of the Shang Ring through Health Canada and performed the first case of Shang Ring circumcision in Canada. He continues to lead the introduction of this adult circumcision method in North America.He is a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents.
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