Judge approves man's sterilisation in legal first
16 August 2013 Last updated at 14:19 BST
A High Court judge has sanctioned the sterilisation of a man "in his best interests" in a landmark legal ruling.
The 36-year-old, from the Midlands, has learning difficulties and already has a son, born in 2010, with his girlfriend.
Mrs Justice Eleanor King ruled that a vasectomy could take place after hearing that another child could cause the man "psychological harm".
Alex Forsyth has more details.