Karen arrives in her hotel room in Bangkok and she prepares to meet Dr. Supporn, that will perform the sex reissigment operation.
Karen Evelyn Kingman, 38, she started to take hormones in November 20, 2009
When Karen was still living as a man she was married with Andrea and she had a daughter, Kindil.
“ I knew I was different from a very early age, around age 9. I believed doctors had surgically given me the wrong parts at birth. However, as I was told I was a boy by my parents, that is what I believed. As a teenager, I started dressing in women's clothes and wondered what it would be like to have a female body and breasts. I repressed these thoughts and feelings through my twenties, and it wasn't until I was nearly thirty that I realized I was transgender. I was married at that time and had a newly born daughter. I then started my transition in earnest, going through the process of coming out to family, then friends, then my work. I found acceptance from many friends and work colleagues, but some family members were and continue to be resistant to my transition. After starting hormones in Novemeber 2009, I had Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) in November 2012 with Dr. Mark Zukowski in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Finally, on January 30, 2017, I was able to have Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS) with Dr. Suporn in Chon Buri, Thailand.