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Mar232011

March Madness Equals Increase in Vasectomies

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock (CLEVELAND) -- March isn't just madness for sports fans, it can be madness for doctors as well. Urologists say March is well known as the month to get a vasectomy.  As a matter of fact, vasectomies spike approximately 50 percent during this time of year, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

Why now? The procedure takes less than a half-hour and patients can even drive themselves home. They are stuck on the couch as they are encouraged to stay off their feet for a few days and what better time to be pinned to a couch than during the NCAA College Basketball Tournament, otherwise known as March madness.

Doctors say March madness isn't the only reason men get vasectomies in March . Some men are taking advantage of spring break time off. Others are preparing for summer vacations, since a vasectomy takes a few months to take full effect.

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