Although homosexual relationships are illegal (punishable by death) in Iran, sex reassignment operations are permitted.
In 1987, Islamic leader Ayatollah Khomeini passed a fatwa allowing sex-change operations as a cure for "diagnosed transsexuals".
The latter two were banned in 2014 by Qatar and many others on religious grounds.
Be Like Others (also known as Transsexual in Iran) is a 2008 documentary film written and directed by Tanaz Eshaghian about transsexuals in Iran.
It explores issues of gender and sexual identity while following the personal stories of some of the patients at a Tehran gender reassignment clinic.