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transsexualism

the belief that dislocations between sex and gender can be remedied by a surgical restructuring of the sex organs. Radical feminists have been critical of this belief and the associated practices of the ‘Transsexual Empire’. From this perspective transsexualism is primarily concerned with ‘artifactual femaleness’ and arises from an ideology fraught with normative assumptions (see J. Raymond, The Transsexual Empire, 1980).
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to aspects of transsexualism, as instances in which a person feels
97) Other courts have not been so favorable toward gender dysphoric prisoners when it comes to their reluctance to recognize transsexualism as a mental illness.
Challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of transsexualism in contemporary China.
National Railroad Passenger Corporation 5 that, because the plaintiff did not "suffer[] from any organic disorder of the body" and because the status "did not limit any major life activities," then transsexualism did not constitute a disability.
Interestingly, the same nucleus is implicated in primary transsexualism (Chung, De Vries & Swaab, 2002; Kruijver, 2004; Zhou et al.
The anthropological features of transsexualism and their impact on marriage are likewise addressed.
Lawrence (2008), discussing gender dysphoria in adults, stated that transsexualism "defines a treatment, not a syndrome," and that it is "a group of only marginally related psychological conditions for which sex reassignment seems to be--and often is--an appealing solution" (Lawrence, 2008, p.
Elizabeth Glazer and Zachary Kramer, in their article Transitional Discrimination, (157) as well as Anna Kirkland, in her book Fat Rights, (158) criticize courts' decisions in the transsexual sex discrimination cases for not giving enough weight to plaintiffs' transsexualism.
In 1994, the Subcommittee on Gender Identity Issues replaced the DSM-III-R diagnosis of Transsexualism with the broader diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder in the DSM-IV (Meyer et al.
1) transvestism, transsexualism, pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, gender identity disorders not resulting from physical impairments, or other sexual behavior disorders;
For such readers, then, let us mention by way of introduction the explicit nature of homoeroticism in Fable (1971)1 and Passacaille (1969), the play of transvestism and transsexualism in Baga (1958) and Architruc (1961), and the aristocratic homosexuality of the "gentlemen" in L'Inquisitoire (1962), as well as the more or less explicit homosexuality of all the "masters" and writer characters that the work evokes, the sexualization of the figure of the young boy and the social obsession with pedophilia in a work such as Le Libera (1968), and finally, the question that becomes central in Robert Pinget's late work, namely that of overcoming his own death, through the fantasized and initiatory transmission from uncle to nephew and from master to young man.
They then discuss diseases such as autism, depression, Parkinson's disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, pain, migraine and headaches, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, pituitary and thyroid diseases, bone metabolic disorders, adrenal disorders, transsexualism, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, HIV, malaria, measles, tuberculosis, sexual dysfunction, chronic kidney disease, and dementia, as well as policies and practices regarding women in clinical drug trials, drug disposition and effect, aging, and cognition.