Beverley Dawkins of the mental health charity, Mencap
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Mental health charity Mencap backs man's sterilisation

A judge has approved the sterilisation of a man who has learning difficulties because it is in his ''best interests.''

The man already has a child, but a court decided that though he has the mental capacity to have a sexual relationship, he is unable to make decisions about contraception.

Beverley Dawkins from the mental health charity Mencap said the landmark legal decision had been reached ''very well'' by the Court of Protection.

  • 16 Aug 2013
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