The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is in full swing and some men might be taking advantage of the non-stop basketball action to get a certain medical procedure out of the way.
Dr. Michael Murphy with the Wisconsin Institute of Urology says many men pick this time of year to get a vasectomy because there’s hours of games on TV to keep them entertained while they recover. Murphy says they even used to market the opening weekend of the tournament as a good opportunity to stay occupied for the 24 hours after the procedure where men typically do not feel like moving much.
Vasectomies are on out-patient procedure and typically only take about 15 minutes to perform. Murphy says the only recovery that’s really required is “taking it easy,” which can be done while sitting on the couch and watching basketball.