WORKS IN SERIES: MORE THAN A WOMAN WPP18 Winner
Thailand has long been a strong hold for medical tourism in Asia, cashing in over $4 billion every year from patients from all over the world who come to seek treatment from leading specialists and doctors offering experimental and new procedures on the forefront of science and medicine. In cutting edge hospitals patients take advantage of new medical technologies in the lap of luxury where the comforts of Thai hospitality beckon them. Thailand is also blooming in a niche market fast becoming a leading gender-reassignment destination for many transgender people from all corners of the world. From small back end clinics to grand hospitals that look more like 5 star hotels, gender-affirming procedures are available to everyone on any budget. They say in Thailand, it is not about wanting to become beautiful it is a matter of saving someone’s life. To be trapped in the wrong body is the hardest of conditions for many transgender people. Patients from Europe and Australia often seek out the procedure for their unparalleled results and surgeon’s experience.