Vasectomy funding cuts considered by nine CCGs

Full story at The BBC, 8 November 2017

Nine NHS groups in England are considering or have cut funding for vasectomies in a bid to reduce costs.

Currently, men can have the operation free on the NHS but some authorities will only consider authorising it in “exceptional circumstances”.

Managers say the proposed cutbacks are due to “a time of significant financial challenge.”

But health organisations have expressed concerns that the proposals could cause a “contraceptive crisis”.