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An NHS Trust v DE [2013] EWHC 2562 (Fam), [2013] MHLO 78 (COP)

"In my judgment it is overwhelmingly in DE’s best interests to have a vasectomy. That being said the court does not make such an order lightly, conscious as it is that for the court to make an order permitting the lifelong removal of a person’s fertility for non-medical reasons requires strong justification."


Neutral citation number wrongly provided by court with 'Fam' descriptor: it should be [2013] EWHC 2562 (COP)Not on Bailii!.

External links

Potential Bailii links:

Judiciary website (transcript)

Jess Connelly, 'Court of Protection authorises the sterilisation of a young man for non-therapeutic reasons: not as paternalistic as it first appears' (Jess Connelly Legally Blog, 16/8/13)

BBC, 'Judge approves man's sterilisation in legal first' (16/8/13)

Andreas Dimopoulos, 'Some Contrarian Thoughts on Re DE [2013] EWHC 2562 (Fam)' (Blog post, 17/8/13)

BBC, 'Katie Thorpe's mother to renew hysterectomy bid' (29/8/13)