The number of men going in for the snip increases during March Madness. While there isn’t a concrete correlation, both doctors and patients say there is a demand for time slots during the tournament.
Dr. Ed Sabanegh, chairman of the Department of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic, told CNN, “We do have typically about 50% more vasectomies [in March] than in other months. A lot of patients come in and say, ‘I have to have this during March Madness, you have to talk to my wife about it. Tell her what my limitations are and that I need to be on the couch.’”
The American Urological Association said in a statement that they do not, “have data showing any link between March Madness and an increase in the number of vasectomies performed.” However, patients say differently.
Mike LaSalle, a 40-year-old father of two from California had the procedure done Friday. He said, “If you are going to be laid up on the couch for a few days, you might as well get it done when there is some great college basketball on TV. You had all the conference championship games over the weekend and the NCAA tourney starts this week.”
Urology Associates of Cape Cod used March Madness last year in a cable ad for their services. The announcer asked, “Want to watch college basketball guilt-free? Camp out on the couch for uninterrupted basketball.”
No studies have shown more women getting their tubes tied before marathons of Grey’s Anatomy.