...Because some decisions aren't as easy to change as a college basketball bracket. Doctors are reporting an increase in vasectomies during March Madness. Maybe it's because after the operation, you have to stay put for a bit, and what's better to watch than a little college hoops? If you have to be couch/bed-ridden, might as well have some entertainment, right?
DENVER - If you have to spend a couple of days lying on the couch recovering from surgery, this is the month many men chose to do it. Doctors say they see a 50 percent jump in vasectomies during March Madness.
"No question about it, we have an increased number of people that seem to surround the Super Bowl, that seem to surround March Madness, the Masters, these are all very popular times," said Dr. Stan Galansky.
Galansky says vasectomies are out-patient procedures that require a patient to take it easy for awhile.
Gary Howard was having his procedure Thursday, and he planned to sit on the couch for the next couple of days watching the tournament. He says he's not surprised the numbers jump around sports events. "Guys tend to watch those types of things, and it gives them an excuse not only to get out of work, but to get out of housework," Howard said.