Transgender dentist continues legal fight

A dentist who had a sex change operation is continuing her legal battle to be registered at birth as female.

Dr Lydia Foy has asked the High Court to rule that the failure to put a system in place which would allow her to be registered as female means the State is in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights Act.

Dr Foy’s senior counsel, Bill Shipsey said the High Court had already urged the Government to address the registration of transgendered people.

He added that even though the European Court of Human Rights ruled five years ago in favour of two transgendered residents of the UK, the State had done nothing to make provisions for its transgendered citizens.