transsexual

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transsexual

, transexual
1. a person who permanently acts the part of and completely identifies with the opposite sex
2. a person who has undergone medical and surgical procedures to alter external sexual characteristics to those of the opposite sex

transsexual

a person who experiences a profound and constant dislocation between his or her physiological sex and his or her ascribed GENDER. Sometimes there is a desire to change physiological sex so that this comes into line with subjective feelings of gender identity The term ‘transsexual’ was introduced in 1953.

transsexual

[tran′sek·shə·wəl]
(psychology)
An individual whose chromosomes, gonads, and body habitus mark that individual as a member of one sex, but who feels psychically to be of the other sex, with an overwhelming desire for sex reassignment through surgical and hormonal intervention.
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The ICD-10 in the category of sexual identity disorder (F64) retains the diagnosis of transexualism (F64.
Indeed, the category confusion between transvestism / transexualism implied by Thetis' speech takes on a further twist in the succeeding passage; as Statius sets Thetis up as divine agent in an Ovidian-style metamorphosis the suggestion of bodily change intensifies.
The issues surrounding change of gender and transexualism bleed into the issues surrounding gay marriage.