Doctor offers vasectomy special to give men PTO during March Madness

Mar 20, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. ET
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Exactly how far would some men go to get uninterrupted time on the couch to keep tabs on their brackets during March Madness? Pretty far, according to one New Orleans doctor.

Dr. Neil Baum is a urologist and "part-time magician" who offers a vasectomy special every March that coincides with the NCAA basketball tournament.

Yes, really.

It works like this: Men who come into his Louisiana clinic get a scalpel-free vasectomy, a pizza, a frozen gel pack and a bell so patients can get their spouse to "bring them a fresh beer or whatever they need." Oh, and they also get a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, because obviously they need to be aroused after getting the snip?

Dr. Baum has offered the special since 2009 after toying with other sales during Super Bowl weekend and the NBA playoffs. "… Super Bowl weekend, there are too many parties. No one wants to be by themselves. And NBA, I just don't think it's as big," he told USA Today's For The Win blog.

We have to know: Is it really that popular? "Oh yes. I have to limit it to about ten a weekend. I could probably do more," he said. "I want to make sure I'm not exhausted so I can enjoy the games myself. I limit it to ten each weekend."

This is great for guys and all, but what about us ladies? Surely there has to be some minor medical procedure we can go through (and let us stress minor procedure, no surgeries that affect our abilities to reproduce) so that we can take a few days off to binge-watch Scandal.

Any ideas?

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