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Castration Crackdown In Thailand

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Thailand’s Health Ministry put a moratorium on castration’s today. Officials worry that procedures aren’t properly monitored and want some time to review, forcing penis-possessing trans folk to simply hang around.

“As of today, doctors can perform the surgery if there is a medical reason to do so — not for any other reason,” ministry spokesman Suphan Srithamma said.

The move came after a leading gay activist, Natee Teerarojjanapongs, called on the Medical Council to take action against clinics that perform castrations on underage boys.

Natee, head of the Gay Political Group of Thailand, said he received several complaints from parents of underage boys seeking castrations in part because of Internet advertisements that promise cheap operations resulting in feminine qualities such as softer skin.

Or you could buy a loofa.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Apr 2, 2008
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  • 2 Comments
    • M Shane
      M Shane

      It could be that the function of parental castration has a fuction like that in parts of India where parents cripple thier children as a means of survival. Castration would push them into prostitution. There is a book, I believe by Phillip Roth which has transexuals who actually perform the “surgery themselves. or on the street, they are so despirate for a change.

      Apr 2, 2008 at 1:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M Shane
      M Shane

      i.e as cripples they can beg better.

      Apr 2, 2008 at 1:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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