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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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In our interview, Stephanie located the problem firmly with the board member's lack of understanding of transexuality and trans genders.
Acting like I'm being oppressive when she's the one betraying every tenet of feminism for a chance to grab some male privilege!" Sydney (Mo's girlfriend): "Isn't it a tenet of feminism that gender is culturally constructed?" 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." I think I've been pretty up front about the ways Mo is intolerant..
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.
Thus, departing from a primary hermaphroditism evident in the floral metaphor, sexual relations work to achieve a "transexuality" that Deleuze designates as "the ultimate level of Proustian theory" (166).
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.
Equally fascinating are the comparative perspectives on the legal status of sex reassignment, both prenatal (in most instances, abortion) and postnatal choice (typically transexuality).
A fascinating analysis of Yeats's decapitation plays (with the aid of Freud, Wilde, and German experiments in transexuality) serves to chart a paradoxical fantasy of potency through the diversion of sexual to creative energy.
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.
"Transexuality is deeply misunderstood," she said last night.
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.
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.