Vasectomy Madness: 3 friends opt to schedule procedure


The excitement around March Madness usually calls up visions of employees sneaking peeks at scores or taking extra-long lunches to catch the end of a game, but some men have a loophole to score a few days at home on the couch: vasectomies.

Doctors have noted that the increase in the appointments of men seeking the procedure around the start of the NCAA tournament, with some going so far as to promote the procedure as a way to catch the games on the couch without interruptions.

Three men who jokingly billed himself as the “vasca-teers,” can demonstrate that the procedure is not painful as some may think, especially if you go through it with a friend. Paul Diaz, Basilio Santagelo and John Lambrecht are a group of Los Angeles-based father who has booked simultaneous appointments with Dr. Jesse Mills to the UCLA Health.

“Men don’t really talk about health issues, let alone something so intimate as to say:” I am planning to get a vasectomy. Hey you want to come along?'” Mills told Fox News.

But the vasca-teers, it was different.

“If we are all going to do, and do it all together,” Santagelo told Fox News. “You know, to make an experience.”

Only one in 10 eligible men seek the procedure in the U.S., which is about half the rate in other countries, such as Canada and the united kingdom, The surgery is faster, safer and has less recovery time than similar procedures for women.

Plus, the women in the group were in favour of their decision.

“After we have so many with the delivery of babies, it is just a nice gesture, a very mini-procedure and that have made sure,” Lisa Diaz, Paul’s wife, told Fox News.

The recovery time is usually two to three days of rest.


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