Vasectomy Recovery: Why March Is a Popular Time?

A vasectomy is a male equivalent of having one’s tubes tied and is a 99 percent successful method of contraception. The vasectomy procedure takes around 30 minutes and requires a couple of days rest while the swelling goes down and things return to normal. Patients should refrain from having intercourse for a few days and certainly only have unprotected sex after the post-operative testing confirms the procedure’s success. The best vasectomy recovery position to adopt is either staying in bed or lying on the couch, depending on which room the TV is located in. While patients experience more pain when watching their favorite sports team lose, watching their favorite sports team win is a great form of pain relief from a vasectomy procedure.

Vasectomy Recovery: Why March Is a Popular Time?


Around 10 years back, a urology clinic in Oregon set out to promote its services. It determined the best time to schedule a vasectomy would be during a major men’s sporting event, as there would be a large captive audience. March was the best month for this campaign as there are numerous high-profile sporting events for viewing.

Patients could put two and two together – they could schedule their procedure and the obligatory post-vasectomy recovery couple of days off to coincide with their sporting events in March. After hearing about the urology clinics' success with the campaign, other urologists across the country started to advertise at the same time. The trend became self-fulfilling and the legend of vasectomy madness in March was born. It now appears that more people schedule vasectomies according to basketball games rather than based on familial imperatives.


Unconvinced that basketball had anything to do with when vasectomies were being performed, the director of the UW Medicine Men’s Health Center in Seattle, Dr. Thomas Walsh, set about compiling statistics. He reviewed the period 2007 – 2013 and determined that during that period most vasectomies were done in December, followed by March. Doctors are scientists and so they don’t believe in large-scale medical coincidences. December indicated health insurance members using up their annual benefit allotments. Meanwhile, the data for March indicated a correlation between the NCAA basketball tournament and vasectomies.

The Healing Power of Watching Sports

Brave recovering patients nestle themselves in front of the TV around this time of the year. In fact, patients are able to benefit from the post-vasectomy healing power that watching high-profile sporting events has to offer.

Basketball: NCAA Tournament

Watching the NCAA college basketball tournament in March is a great way to recover from a vasectomy. This will give you enough time to enjoy all of the madness before returning to work.

Golf: The Masters

The golf tournament starts on a Monday and ends on Sunday in April 2022. Savvy patients will schedule their vasectomy procedures for an extended weekend.

Tennis: U.S. Open

Week two is the better time for the snip as the tournament heats up with the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals. The body should have recovered enough to cope with the strain of watching the finals come Saturday and Sunday.

Holistic Vasectomy Recovery

While doctors encourage activity as patients’ bodies and minds start to recover, one of the best activities beforehand is binge-watching TV. In between sporting events patients can soothe themselves with quick dips into Netflix, or Amazon Prime. Binge-watching has a positive mental effect on patients obliged to abstain from sex for a few days.


Additional Reading: New TV to watch (Rotten Tomatoes)


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