變性者研究員、活動家普蘭普里達·巴莫·娜·阿育塔雅（Prempreeda Pramoj Na Ayutthaya）指出，泰國存在對變性人教育與就業機會方面的性別歧視。。2013年的多篇報導也指出，泰國尚未發現變性人從事高層官員、醫生、律師、科學家以及公辦學校教師等職位，在商業機構也不存在任職管理人員的變性人。簡言之，對變性女性來說，政府機構和大型企業的大門依舊緊閉。而這也是他們成為自僱人士或自由職業者的原因。无论是否为政府職員，泰国法律都不给予进行手術後的男性變女性變性人在工作场合中穿着女性制服的权利。
^Transgender Rights (2006, ISBN0816643121), edited by Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, Shannon Minter
^Thomas E. Bevan, The Psychobiology of Transsexualism and Transgenderism (2014, ISBN1440831270), page 42: "The term transsexual was introduced by Cauldwell (1949) and popularized by Harry Benjamin (1966) [...]. The term transgender was coined by John Oliven (1965) and popularized by various transgender people who pioneered the concept and practice of transgenderism. It is sometimes said that Virginia Prince (1976) popularized the term, but history shows that many transgender people advocated the use of this term much more than Prince. The adjective transgendered should not be used [...]. Transsexuals constitute a subset of transgender people."
^A. C. Alegria, Transgender identity and health care: Implications for psychosocial and physical evaluation, in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, volume 23, issue 4 (2011), pages 175–182: "Transgender, Umbrella term for persons who do not conform to gender norms in their identity and/or behavior (Meyerowitz, 2002). Transsexual, Subset of transgenderism; persons who feel discordance between natal sex and identity (Meyerowitz, 2002)."
^Valentine, David. Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category, Duke University, 2007
^Stryker, Susan. Introduction. In Stryker and S. Whittle (Eds.), The Transgender Studies Reader, New York: Routledge, 2006. 1–17
^Kelley Winters, "Gender Madness in American Psychiatry, essays from the struggle for dignity, 2008, p. 198. "Some Transsexual individuals also identify with the broader transgender community; others do not."
^Transsexualism. Gender Centre. March 2014 [2016-07-05]. （原始内容存档于2016-03-04）. Transsexualism is often included within the broader term 'transgender', which is generally considered an umbrella term for people who do not conform to typically accepted gender roles for the sex they were assigned at birth. The term 'transgender' is a word employed by activists to encompass as many groups of gender diverse people as possible. However, many of these groups individually don't identify with the term. Many health clinics and services set up to serve gender variant communities employ the term, however most of the people using these services again don't identify with this term. The rejection of this political category by those that it is designed to cover clearly illustrates the difference between self-identification and categories that are imposed by observers to understand other people.