Below-The-Waist MTFs Are Now ‘Type 3 Men’ According To Thailand’s Military

Thailand’s military has drafted some new terminology to refer to the country’s trans population, which are not required to serve. Men who physically appear as men will be referred to as “Type 1”; men who have had breast implants will be “Type 2”; and fully gender reassigned MTFs will be “Type 3.” These folks remain exempt from conscription because of their “psychological abnormality,” but if there is ever a shortage of Type 1s, Type 2s will be called in “despite their female-like breasts.” The changes take effect April 2, when military’s annual conscription takes place, calling up some 97,280 men.