It's a strange March Madness campaign, but some doctors want to give guys a good excuse to get off work to watch college basketball.
You could call it "Vasectomy Madness."
A urology group in Virginia is using the basketball tournament as a way to convince guys who may have been holding off on the surgery to plan the days they need to rest as a time to watch the games.
At Mary Black Hospital in Spartanburg, Dr. Howard Bean said the pitch makes sense since the biggest concern with the simple procedure is if men become too active too quickly. He says it could cause bleeding, pain or infection.
"The idea that a guy could get, hey, a free pass from his wife or girlfriend to lie around on the couch for several days without guilt, without punishment, without any repercussions," said Bean, "sounds perfect to me."
Doctors do want to remind anyone who may be up for the surgery this month: If the docs prescribe pain pills, avoid alcohol. Those two aren't meant for mixing.
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