Volunteering, Learning, and Teaching

Dr. Curington has been fortunate to be able to learn from many sources. He has done medical exchanges in France, Malta, New Zealand, and Mexico, as well as vasectomy-specific exchanges in Canada, Thailand, Kenya, Colombia, Bolivia, and the Philippines. “From each of these experiences, I have learned so much. I am especially thankful for the teaching from Dr. Michel Labrecque, Dr. Ramon Suarez, and Dr. Douglas Stein. Each of these great vasectomists have shaped my career and helped me along in my goal to give patients the best possible vasectomy.” Dr. Curington has especially enjoyed his international volunteer work for NSVI (No-Scalpel Vasectomy International). He has participated in overseas volunteer missions to bring free no-scalpel vasectomies to responsible men who want to control family size, but have limited resources to afford vasectomy on their own. Dr. Curington also participates in and serves on the Medical Advisory Board for World Vasectomy Day.

Bolivia 2021

Dr. John Curington and Dr. Michel Labrecque were invited to La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, to teach a group of young physicians how to perform gentle, quick, minimally-invasive vasectomy. The two senior trainers were hosted by MSI (Marie Stopes International), a global non-profit that provides contraception for millions of people across the world.

Dr John Curington performing no-scalpel vasectomy while being filmed - MSI Clinic - La Paz, Bolivia
Dr. John Curington performs a vasectomy while being filmed for a promotional video.
Dr. John Curington giving talk in La Paz, Bolivia
Dr. John Curington speaks about vasectomy during a press conference.
vasectomy model - vasectomy training in Bolivia
vasectomy model for teaching gentle procedures
Dr. Luis Pocoma, Dr.Claudia Marisol Huaygua Pacheco, Ana Cecilia Velasquez Rossi, Dr. Belen Bautista, Dr. Massiel Lima Gorena, Dr. Silvia Velasco Parihuana, in Marie Stopes Clinic in La Paz, Bolivia
young physicians and clinic leaders learning the gentle no-scalpel vasectomy
Dr. John Curington speaking at press conference in La Paz, Bolivia
Dr. John Curington speaking about the benefits of vasectomy
Dr. John Curington doing interview in La Paz, Bolivia
Dr. John Curington doing an open-air interview about vasectomy in La Paz
training physicians at MSI in La Paz, Bolivia - Marie Stopes Clinic
cheerful Bolivian vasectomy team sharing chocolate after long day of training

Columbia 2019

Dr. John Curington and Dr. Doug Stein traveled to Bogota, Colombia as part of a team with NSVI (No-Scalpel Vasectomy International) and WVD (World Vasectomy Day). Dr. Curington and Dr. Stein delivered talks at the University of Los Andes, as well as working with physicians from around the world to teach and promote the gentle, no-scalpel vasectomy technique for the benefit of men and families in South America.

Dr. John Curington in Colombia
Dr. John Curington in non-profit clinic in Colombia
sperm images on floor of Profamilia clinic in Bogota Colombia
welcoming sperm to show the way to victory…
Dr John Curington giving vasectomy webinar talk in Colombia
Dr. John Curington presenting a webinar about the gentle modern vasectomy.
Dr. John Curington giving talk at University of Los Andes in Colombia
Dr. John Curington delivering a presentation at the University of Los Andes
Dr. John Curington and Dr. Doug Stein in Bogota Colombia
Dr. John Curington and Dr. Doug Stein in Bogota, Colombia

Kenya 2018

Mexico 2017

Mexico 2016

Philippines 2016

Mexico 2014

Haiti 2014

Kenya 2013

Philippines 2013

Thailand 2004

Québec 2004