Asia's first transgender centre opens in Bangkok

Breaking News November 30, 2015 16:35

By The Nation

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THE Thai Red Cross Aids Research Centre has joined forces with US development partners to open the first transgender-specific operation in Asia.



The Tangerine Community Health Centre – located on the first floor of the Thai Red Cross Aids Research Centre in Bangkok – strives to be a model for quality health services and research for the transgender community. 
Managed by trained transgender personnel and gender-sensitive medical professionals, it provides services that include psychosocial counselling, hormone administration and pap smears and operates from 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
The centre is supported under the “Inform Asia: USAID’s Health Research Program”, which received funding from the US Agency for International Development under the US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief and was implemented by RTI International and partners. 
 

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