Do men really schedule their vasectomies during March Madness?


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Author's Note: Do men really schedule their vasectomies during March Madness?

Yes, I had a vasectomy about 12 years ago. Yes, it hurt. Yes, I shut the door to the bedroom so the cats wouldn't jump on me. And yes, like a fool I went to go see a Broadway show that night. The procedure lasted longer than my marriage — thankfully. According to one study, vasectomies fail at about a rate of 11 per 1,000 a year after the procedure is performed. Those odds are much better than Harvard winning a national title.

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