Emile Ratelband argues that if transgender people are allowed to change sex, he should be allowed to change his date of birth because doctors said he has the body of a 45-year-old.

The motivational speaker, a media personality in the Netherlands, is suing his local authority after they refused to amend his age on official documents…

Mr Ratelband, who has converted to Buddhism, said: ‘I have done a check-up and what does it show? My biological age is 45 years.