"I will continue to fight until the day I can remain to serve in the army," she said. The army said in a statement that while it will make efforts to protect soldiers' human rights and prevent discrimination, the surgery left Byun unable to continue to serve. "I thought I would finish serving in the army and then go through the transition surgery and then reenter the army as a female soldier. Byun said she still hopes to serve in the military in the future. "Apart from my gender identity, I want to show everyone that I can also be one of the great soldiers who protect this country."
Source: bd News24 January 22, 2020 09:00 UTC