More Than a Woman

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The nurses at Pratunam Ploy Clinic preparing a Vietnamese Transgender to receive a breast implant and a sex reassignment operation.Dr.Thep, considered by many to be one of the leading pioneers of sex reassignment surgery in the world, has been practicing for over 30 years. His choice to practice in a make shift shop house in the busiest wholesale district in central Bangkok has earned him a legendary and controversial reputation among his colleagues. Here you can get a sex change for a little as $2000 for some procedures. He keeps his costs low by using the absolute minimum of what he needs, democratizing access to procedures once reserved for the wealthy and affluent. He completes an average of 20 breast implants and 1-2 sex reassignment procedures a day, the clinic is open seven days a week.