March Madness & A Vasectomy.
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Over 50 million men in the United States have had a vasectomy.
That translates to around 5% of married men at the reproductive age.
A huge benefit to the procedure is how extremely effective it is. Men are less than 1% likely to get their partner pregnant afterward. This is an excellent option to consider if you are not interested in having children or are finished having children.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, on average a child will cost you around $16,000. The cost of a vasectomy is around $1,000, which is covered by most insurance.
In a nutshell, vasectomies block the tubes which allow sperm to pass into the semen. The outpatient surgery techniques make the procedure quick and safe with very little pain. There are no incisions necessary and the whole thing takes about 15 minutes to finish.
To some, the most desirable part of the procedure comes with the doctor’s resting orders.
Watching the NCAA tournament in March, while keeping up with your bracket will be a welcome distraction.
Following the surgery, it is recommended to be off your feet for two to three days with plenty of rest. It’s important to avoid all strenuous activity, and no heavy lifting or carrying is allowed. It is highly encouraged to lay down with your feet slightly elevated and apply ice for up to six hours.
Dr. Neil “The Whiz” Baum even goes a bit farther. He offers a March Madness vasectomy special. The vasectomy includes a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, pizza, a frozen gel pack, and a bell to ring for care.
A vasectomy can be a touchy topic to talk about with your doctor. When it comes to men’s health, procedures and treatments are nothing to be embarrassed about. So let’s not stop there.
Did you know that one in four men under the age of forty will experience some kind of erectile dysfunction?
According to the Cleveland Clinic, as many as 52% of men experience erectile dysfunction. ED Affects 40% of men age 40, and 70% of men age 70. This is a direct correlation with the overall cardiovascular function of a man’s body.
It is at this time that some men may turn to pharma for help. Hims is a telemedicine company that offers a discreet way to be prescribed Sildenafil (generic Viagra). You are able to connect with doctors online to answer a few questions about your health and your symptoms. Consequently, there is no face-to-face contact or in-office waiting.
Chesapeake Urology stated that April is Testicular Cancer Month and there is no better time to keep up with your sexual health.
We’re all guilty of devoting time to doing research on every team in the field. Additionally, we have spent time reading the advice of bracketologists to perfect our brackets for the big dance. We’re great at taking advice from bracketology “experts,” who frankly can’t predict anything. Why not devote the same energy to be as informed about our health?
Do your research, explore your options, and talk to your doctor to make a decision that best suits your lifestyle.
“Madness” can take on a lot of meaning, but don’t let your health be included.