EP05 Thailand as sex change surgery destination
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"First on air 3 April 2021"

The community of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders, or LGBT community, though still facing discrimination and challenges in some societies, has been gaining recognition in many countries in the world, including Thailand. Many LGBT people have come out of the closet and expressed themselves more openly and freely. For transgenders whose gender identity is different from their gender at birth, the need to undergo sex change operation, or gender affirming surgery, increases. Chulalongkorn Hospital has recently set up a Center of Excellence in Transgender Health to serve the need of transgenders. Dr. Worapon Ratanalert, a plastic surgeon, discusses the work of this center, and Kritima Samitpol shares her life experience of being a transgender who has gone through a gender affirming surgery.