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Thai transsexual prisoners being denied hormones, says activist

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Thai transsexual prisoners being denied hormones, says activist

By The Nation

 

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A transgender advocacy group has lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC) on Monday, demanding that transsexual prisoners be allowed access to hormonal therapy behind bars.

 

Sirisak Chaithes asked the Commission to convince the Corrections Department to immediately resolve the issue, either through rewriting the rules or granting immediate access, so that transsexual inmates can continue to take hormones while in detention.

 

People undergoing sexual transition before or during their imprisonment need hormones regularly to ensure they can continue to function well physically and emotionally, he said.

 

Sirisak explained further that male inmates who had undergone surgical gender reassignment by having their testes removed also needed to undergo hormonal therapy. If not, they would endure emotional and physical impairment, just as women do when going through their menopause, he said.

 

He told the HRC that prisons still bar inmates from accessing or taking their hormones because they labour under an outdated view that they only want them for cosmetic purposes.

 

There are now 4,362 transgender inmates out of the 364,000 transsexuals across the country. Many of them are forced to bribe wardens to buy birth control pills for them, used as ad-hoc hormones, at the rate of Bt500 per tablet.

 

Sirisak's group also told the HRC that one university’s faculty is barring transgender students from wearing the outfits that match their adopted sexual orientation.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30373019

 

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10 minutes ago, FarFlungFalang said:

Not all who go to prison commit crimes.

True enough. And for those incredibly unfortunate people who have been wrongfully convicted, I have a great deal of sympathy, but my comment is obviously intended for the vast majority of inmates who deserve to be there. 

 

The wrongfully convicted obviously shouldn't lose any freedom, but I'm pretty sure there isn't a system of identifying those who shouldn't be there, so I don't really see your point. Are you saying that because it's very likely innocent people are in prisons that we should give all inmates more freedom because perhaps they're actually innocent? 

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Don't know why this report is so important apart from for the PC leftie brigade. Well, guess what snowflakes, perps should be sanctioned on many fronts for their misdeeds regardless, even if they are confused about their gender and think they are special for some reason.  

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23 minutes ago, FarFlungFalang said:

That's a bit hard to answer as although I have taken people to visit those in gaol I haven't actually been inside and am definitely not aware of the freedoms they currently have none the less I'm sure standards could probably be improved considerably in Thai gaols. I say this with notions of rehabilitation rather than punishment alone in mind.

The debate of whether prisons actually rehabilitate people has been going on for ages. We've heard the paroled convicts telling us that they went into jail with a HS certificate in petty crime and came out with a master's degree in felonious activity, along with the contacts to get into some very serious trouble. 

 

Unfortunately for US citizens, prison has become a private-enterprise with local governments actually guaranteeing the prison-building businesses a high fill quota with it being 100% capacity in some cases. In other words, the legal system has to be sure to incarcerate enough people or they will face financial penalties. I believe that in such a terrible system, there are a lot of people who shouldn't be there due to the severity of their crime or shouldn't be doing as much time as they were given, which is typically about 3 times longer than other developed nations.

 

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1 hour ago, snoop1130 said:

Sirisak explained further that male inmates who had undergone surgical gender reassignment by having their testes removed also needed to undergo hormonal therapy. If not, they would endure emotional and physical impairment, just as women do when going through their menopause, he said.

I guess they wanted to be women, right? My wife have her period every month and can live with it. Guess some should not ask to be something they can´t handle.

Another thing is also, that they do not need to land themselfs in jail. Then they would have no problem. Just like we should demand to get Bangkok Post if we happens to land ourselfs in IDC. 

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3 minutes ago, FarFlungFalang said:

Why don't you know why this report is so important?Don't you have a brain that works properly?Did you get short changed in that regard?

Anymore BS you want to contribute to this silly thread?

 

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3 minutes ago, Brigand said:

Anymore BS you want to contribute to this silly thread?

 

Not really.How about you?

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