For years Wan struggled with gender dysphoria, a condition in which someone is uncomfortable with his or her biological gender. He strongly identified with the male psyche, and wanted to be a man.
Growing up, he says, "to make myself comfortable with the ‘girl’ identity, I would position myself as a ‘boyish girl’. But as I got older, the uncomfortable feelings grew stronger. I knew I didn’t want to become a woman".
Eventually, in December last year, Wan underwent a subcutaneous mastectomy – a complete upper-body surgery in which most of the breast tissue is removed. "After the surgery I only had a couple of small scars. The surgery is fairly simple."