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Gender Reassignment Surgery

Thailand is in a class of its own with gender reassignment. NZ waiting lists are getting larger and spanning over years, decades in some cases.

Sex reassignment surgery for male-to-female involves reshaping the male genitals into a form with the appearance of, and, as far as possible, the function of female genitalia. Prior to any surgeries, patients usually undergo hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and depending on the age at which HRT begins, facial hair removal. There are associated surgeries patients may elect, including facial feminization surgery, breast augmentation, and various other procedures.

How do I have Gender Reassignment in Thailand?

It’s simple! Click here and complete the free quote form. Once this is completed, we will discuss your options with our surgeons.

You will need to have undergone at least 6 months of hormone therapy and a certificate from a therapist, psychiatrist or family doctor will be needed to support your request for Gender Reassignment.

Hospitals usually use the Harry Benjamin criteria for selecting the appropriate candidate. You will also be evaluated by a accredited Thai psychiatrist prior to surgery as per requirement by the Thai Medical Board.

Make sure you have everything in order as some of our hospitals waiting lists can be 4-6 months long. Once you have been evaluated as a candidate we can organise your travel and appointments.

Surgery usually takes between 6-8 hours and is done under a general anaesthetic.

After surgery you will be taken back to your private hospital room where you will spend 14 nights. You are required to stay 21 days in Thailand before traveling home.

FAQs about Gender Reassignment


When did the first gender reassignment surgery take place?
Although there are a few records of Sex Reassignment Surgeries taking place in the early 1900s, the idea of using medical resources to transition gender wasn’t well known until the middle of the 20th century. In the early 1950s, famous entertainer and author Christine Jorgensen made headlines for undergoing a medical operation to change sexes. According to www.biolgraphy.com, “Jorgensen’s very public transformation from a man to a woman launched a national discussion about gender identity, and her story stood as an inspiring example to others that suffered from that same feeling about being trapped in the wrong body, or gender dysphoria as it is also called.”

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*Comparison prices taken from NZ Institute of Plastic Surgery website. Prices from our JCI hospital are based on standard cases. Conversions as of 1st December 2017, rate NZD $1 = 23 THB.