A 58-year-old British transsexual identified only as “C” lost a unique claim in England when Judge David Bean ruled that the state-funded health service’s refusal to pay for a breast enlargement was not a violation of her human rights.
“C” argued that she was suffering from gender identity disorder (GID) and that hormone treatment had failed to fully develop her breasts. She insisted that, absent state support, she would be left in physical and psychological “limbo.”
The West Berkshire Primary Care Trust decided that breast enlargement was not an essential part of GID treatment and Judge Bean agreed.
Bean has some interesting prior experience: he was the judge ruling in the Boy George case, here.
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