A controversial American charity is now offering the service to addicts in the UK and has set up a helpline for those interested.
Project Prevention claims to have stopped 3,500 drink and drugs addicts from having more children by paying them to be sterilised.
It has now received £13,000 from an anonymous British donor to help launch a similar service in the UK.
But the campaigner behind the scheme, Barbara Harris, from North Carolina, shrugged off concerns that the money will just be spent on buying more drugs.
And anyone in Britain taking up the offer will still be expected to have the treatment done on the NHS at the taxpayer's expense.
Barbara Harris said she has visited drugs agencies in London to discuss the scheme and added: “I’ve got hundreds of emails from people in the UK saying: 'You need to come here, please come over here, we need your help.
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