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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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While indicating that neither "transexualism" nor "transvestism" should be a covered "disability," Armstrong never gave a reason for his objection.
In other words, if it makes it easier for you to go on, it's okay and has nothing whatsoever to do with transexualism. It's a personal, specific, but hopefully temporary solution for your problem.
Dimensions of transvestism and transexualism: The validation and factorial structure of the Cross-Gender Questionnaire.
See also: Leslie Martin Lothstein, Female-to-Male Transexualism: Historical, Clinical, and Theoretical Issues (Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983), pp.
Smith in Transexualism, Sex Reassignment Surgery and the Law, 56 CORNELL L.
Found., Legal Aspects of Transexualism and Information on Administrative Procedures 2-3 (rev.
believed that she could cure [Kosilek] of [her] transexualism by marrying [her].