GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Men everywhere that are done having kids and looking for an excuse to stay home to watch college basketball this week, finally have a way to make it all come together.
With the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament starting Thursday, Wednesday is one of the most popular days around the country to get a vasectomy.
“People are excited about March Madness and they’re thinking about doing it anyway,” Dr. Thomas Maatman of the Michigan Urological Clinic says. “Good time to do it.”
Thousands of men get vasectomy procedures annually. Dr. Maatman says rest is needed for a quick and fairly painless recovery.
“We’ll recommend that he go home, take it easy, get on the couch, watch a little TV, wear supportive underwear, and apply some ice for a couple of days,” he says.
Why not do it during March Madness? Because that’s when the guys are traditionally sitting on the couch, watching the basketball games, and taking it easy anyways.”
“Somebody had the bright idea of putting the two concepts together.”
Including one patient at the clinic Wednesday.
“Already got two kids,” he says. “Done having ’em. So I figured March Madness coming up, might as well sit on the couch. Give me a reason to sit there and watch it.”
And don’t worry about the pain, fellas. There’s a new procedure that requires no injections or incisions. It only takes about seven minutes and lowers the amount of pain too – as Dr. Maatman describes it – getting snapped with a rubber band.
A little pain, all in the name of family planning and college basketball.