SEATTLE – It appears men have found out that the first week of the NCAA Tournament is the perfect time to get a vasectomy.
Across the country, urologists like Dr. Stephen Jones of the Cleveland Clinic find that the number of scheduled vasectomies tends to jump by 50 percent the week that the tournament begins.
"We'll certainly see a load start early Thursday morning and they're prepared by the time the games get started. A lot of those guys are already ready. They're propped back and hopefully icing down and ready for a good weekend," said Jones.
A good weekend of doing nothing but chilling out with your feet up. So, no working on that honey-do list.
"At least 24 to 48 hours with an ice pack on. Frozen peas and corn are often used. Some of the guys tease about a cold beer. I'm not sure how well that works," said Jones.
Doctors have noticed a similar jump in surgeries just before the Super Bowl, too.
What if you want to use a vasectomy as an excuse for next year? The procedure is reversible, so you can do it all over again.