Most foreigners rarely question how trans people get into sex work, or why.
This can be a pointer to identifying them.
Outside a dressing room at a gogo bar For many transgender people in Thailand, the question is this: why work eight to 10-hour days in a cafe, salon, or restaurant, only to struggle to make ends meet? Unlike most foreign men would discriminate, Thais do not discriminate against Thai Ladyboy and they can be found working in public places.
The costs of surgery therefore act to draw kathoey to the cabarets and bars for work.