A transsexual person from Vadodara may play a key role in the central government formulating a clear policy for sex-change operations in the country. So far, most government hospitals refuse to perform the procedure, forcing transsexual people to approach private hospitals which charge prohibitive amounts. But with a policy in place, the government will not be able to refuse performing the procedure. >>>
Panida Somao said the laws in Oman were very strict and only men were allowed to work at massage parlours for male customers.
"But some Thai transvestites have exploited these laws and also offer sexual services," she said, adding that many of these men came to Oman before undergoing the sex-change operation.