''John'' has agreed to be paid to have a vasectomy
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Drug addict has vasectomy for cash

A drug addict has become the first person in the UK to be paid by a controversial charity to be sterilised.

The 38-year old man was given £200 by US-based Project Prevention to have a vasectomy.

The BBC's Tom Symonds reports.

Sterilising The Addicts is on Inside Out London, East Midlands and West on 18 October on BBC One at 1930 BST and in Scotland as BBC Scotland Investigates: Addicts - No Children Allowed. Those living in the rest of the UK can watch via the BBC iPlayer following transmission.

Afterwards, watch Project Prevention's Barbara Harris in debate with a former addict turned drug worker on Newsnight on Monday 18 October 2010 at 10.30pm on BBC Two.

  • 18 Oct 2010