Free vasectomy for Father’s Day
Radio station promotes procedure
“Hey, so, you’re having a vasectomy?”
It’s the one question Dr. Jamie Lowe says she has yet to eavesdrop on at her Glenwood Springs medical practice.
She wishes she heard it more, particularly from men.
“The message needs to get out that this is a civilized, normal procedure which is worth thinking about getting,” said Lowe, a urologist and partner at Glenwood’s Rocky Mountain Urology.
“It’s just a bit uncomfortable,” she assured.
Lowe offers local anesthesia if requested or other pain-numbing narcotics, before she wields her knife.
“Some people choose to watch. Some bring their partners,” Lowe said.
Lowe and her practice, at 1830 Blake Ave., suite 206, in Glenwood Springs, has agreed to perform a free vasectomy for the winner of a Father’s Day promotion pushed by 95 Rock, KKNN-FM.
“It just sounded like fun for our listeners, and hopefully it’s informative,” said Kevin Wodlinger, vice president and marketing manager at Cumulus Broadcasting of Grand Junction, 95 Rock’s parent company.
To register, listeners are being asked to call the radio station whenever they hear what Wodlinger calls “the doctor call sounds.”
The ninth callers are being registered for a drawing, which will be June 19 at a location still to be determined.
Wodlinger said listeners will be prompted to call though June 18.
Wodlinger, who also launched the radio station’s “Homeless for the Holidays” campaign that involves staff camping out in Dumpsters to raise money leading up to Christmas, said he approached Lowe in April with the idea. She’s his doctor.
“I don’t have a vasectomy. I don’t need one,” he said. “We both just thought this would be fun.”
The procedure to be given away is valued at nearly $900.
Lowe said she jumped at the promotion.
“We’d never really thought about advertising vasectomies,” she said.