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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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224) There are no reported cases of transsexuals committing crime
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Transsexual individuals who are open about their gender identity at their workplace are more likely to have greater satisfaction and commitment to their job as compared to those who don't, a new study has claimed.
For how many more years will the transsexual community in Wales have to battle for all that is our right under law?
Films dealing with male-to-female transsexuals have also raised the question of what happens to the person who is denied "the chop.
In addition, no medications specifically for treating transsexuals are approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Until the early 1980s transsexuals were usually accepted in Malaysia, they could go for a sex change and amend their identity card," says Teh Yik Koon from the National Defence University who has written a book on mak nyahs.
But Iran has relatively progressive laws in dealing with transsexuals, and actually allots money annually to help people pay for sex-change operations.
Even if I'm 90 by the time the operation is approved, I'll do it if I'm still alive," said Juani, who was officially diagnosed as a female-to-male transsexual back in 1972.
Dr Deborah Beere, lead consultant in contraception and sexual health, believes transsexual Denise Mosse will help bring a vital service to the area.
Another hurdle was described by Fraser, who stated that transsexuals deal with issues of self-consciousness surrounding their identity in a way that is similar to the experience of adolescents; however, a significant difference is that adolescents usually have a great deal of peer support.
One solution for transsexuals seeking reassignment surgery might be to join a trade union.
It would require gay people, transsexuals, transgendered and other non-heterosexual types to be portrayed in California textbooks, when appropriate, as having made contributions to society.