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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In our interview, Stephanie located the problem firmly with the board member's lack of understanding of transexuality and trans genders.
Gail Leondar-Wright, who ran panels on publicity and transexuality, wrote that a GLBT conference intending to attract young people should include "slam poetry, the 'zine scene, performance art, and lyric writing.
Bechdel comments: There's a lot of hostility against transexuality among lesbians--this idea that if you transition from female to male [or reverse] you're "leaving the club.
Included is Flying With One Wing, described as the most revolutionary South Asian film of the year, which is said to be an honestly brutal portrayal of transexuality.
One evening, after several Mojitos, I found myself discussing (in my best French) the ins and outs of transexuality with Adam (who was a man with breasts and dressed as a woman) and his bi-sexual boyfriend Christian.
Transexuality is a genuine medical condition but remember that your fulfilment is sometimes at the cost of other people's devastation, especially those who love you the most.
Our mission to provide training that reflects what is happening in the workplace, and that includes addressing issues such as transexuality, plastic surgery, or workplace discussions about reality TV shows.
This has been a period in which transexuality in particular has become a central trope for theorizing gender, sexuality, embodiment, and most importantly for this essay, human agency.
What has struck me most about these conversations--over coffee or drinks at a conference in Chicago or in a bar in Greenwich Village--has been a widespread political and personal conflict that non-transexuals are willing to express to me, sotto voce, not just as someone studying the politics of transexuality but also as a fellow non-transexual.
Some clarifications are necessary at this point: by "non-transexual" I refer specifically, and in the negative, to the medicalized category of transexuality and its emblematic entailment of genital sex-reassignment surgery.
Moi (in Sex, Gender, and the Body: The Student Edition of "The Second Sex," reviewed in this essay) is not unaware of the complex issue of transexuality as she makes this claim.