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March Madness isn't just about buzzer-beaters, Cinderella stories, and bracket busters. For many, it's also the perfect time to make another kind of life-changing decision: getting a vasectomy. While the idea might seem unconventional at first, there’s been a recent trend of increased vasectomy appointments during the month of March.

A Perfect Excuse to Stay Home and Watch Basketball

A vasectomy—also called male sterilization—is a surgical procedure that is meant to protect against pregnancy permanently, so it’s super effective. The procedure itself is short and quick, but the recommended recovery time is about three days. During recovery, it’s also recommended to get plenty of rest and to stay away from exercise, or other physical activity. 

There may not be a better time to schedule in some rest and recovery than during March Madness. 

Plus, you can relax with peace of mind knowing you’ve taken an effective step in preventing any future unplanned pregnancies. Vasectomies are one of the most effective kinds of birth control out there, and the most effective method for people with penises and testicles. They’re almost 100% effective at preventing pregnancy—but it’s important to know that it takes at least two months for your semen to become sperm-free.

A Better Sex Life

A vasectomy is birth control that you don’t have to pay attention to during sex, so it won’t interfere with the action. You can get caught up in the heat of the moment without worrying about pregnancy.

Vasectomies don't inhibit your hormones or sex drive either, so getting a vasectomy won’t change the way having an orgasm feels. Your semen will still look, feel, and taste the same after a vasectomy—it just can’t get anybody pregnant.

This form of birth control also takes the burden of preventing pregnancy off your partner, which can strengthen your relationship and make intimacy more enjoyable for them, too. Sex can get better and more spontaneous when you and your partner can focus on each other instead of birth control.

Staying Safe

One thing that is important to note, is the fact that while vasectomies prevent unplanned pregnancies, they do not prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so using a barrier method is still key, especially with new partners.

While the idea of scheduling a vasectomy during March Madness might raise a few eyebrows, it's actually a practical and convenient decision for many individuals. With built-in recovery time, and an excuse to indulge in couch time, the NCAA basketball tournament provides the perfect backdrop for this procedure. 

So, if you've been considering a vasectomy, why not make it a March Madness affair? You'll be scoring big both on and off the court. Schedule an appointment at your local Planned Parenthood by calling 714- 922-4100.


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