Transgender Thais Face Cruel Humiliation To Dodge Military Service

In humiliating process to prove they are women!

In the United States, a person's 21st birthday is often a cause for celebration. In Thailand, however, it's a cause for concern for males because of the country's requirement for men to enter a lottery system for military service. Upon turning 21, anyone born male must either volunteer to serve or enter a lottery, where he has an equal chance of either being released from service or conscripted for two years. 

If you noticed the phrase "born male," there's a reason for it: The law also applies to transgender people, unless they can prove they are transitioning to becoming female.