Oct 18, 2010
A drug addict has become the first man in the country to be sterilised in exchange for cash under a controversial new project.
The man, known as John, who has been addicted to heroin for 15 years, was given £200 by an American charity in return for having a vasectomy.
Project Prevention, the charity running the scheme, has made similar payments to thousands of men and women in America in a crusade to prevent them having children who may inherit their addictions.
The 38-year-old man said he had been involved with drugs since the age of 11 or 12 and that the offer of money had “spurred” him into having the operation.
This article was posted: Monday, October 18, 2010 at 3:30 am