March Madness a busy time for Vasectomies - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/17/10

March Madness a busy time for Vasectomies

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - What an odd coincidence but just as April Fools marks a busy time of year for accountants trying to beat the income tax deadline, March Madness is apparently a busy deadline for urologists.

This comes from the Cleveland Clinic where Dr. Stephen Jones says a lot of men have figured out that if you're going to have a vasectomy, March Madness is the perfect time to sit on the couch for a few days and recuperate. "Every time that we got to March Madness -- it's at least 50% more men than we'd had on the other weeks. A lot of those guys are already ready. They're propped back and hopefully icing down and ready for a good weekend," said Dr. Jones.

Vasectomies are an elective surgery and of course, not to be taken lightly. But, Dr. Jones says after the procedure, men can't do yard work or even lift the garbage into the dumpster. The best thing is to rest on the couch, which, he says, may be why vasectomy appointments fill up fast leading up to the week of the men's NCAA basketball tournament.

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