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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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A M2F transsexual who has had genital reconstruction surgery would look exactly like any other woman when undressed, and would likely not seem to be at all out of the place when showering with women and girls who were born female, Banzhaf says.
I want to be a role model for transsexuals and a mentor for transgender women who are still coming to terms with their sexuality," she said.
Scottish-born Anna Gristina said Sheen used her former New York agency between 2009 and 2010, and often asked her girls if they could hook him up with any transsexuals.
In this first stage, by virtue of the margin of appreciation recognized to States, in the implementation of the Convention, by complying with the subsidiary character of the international mechanism established by the Convention, the Court did not appreciate that States had the positive obligation to rectify the civil status acts of operated transsexuals, but recognized, however, by default, the right of these people to change their sexual orientation, thus leaving open any evolutionary possibility.
Burchill's column was itself written in defence of her friend and fellow journalist Suzanne Moore, who had been forced to close her account on Twitter after upsetting transsexuals.
The goal of this essay is certainly not to impugn or disavow the entire trajectory of human rights law and jurisprudence, but to question its application to the rights of transsexuals in the English legal system.
ignored, a sexual and social minority transsexuals are.
In addition, individuals who were more open with their family and friends about their lifestyle and who identified strongly as transsexuals were more likely to disclose their gender identity in the workplace than transsexuals who were less open and did not identify as transsexuals as strongly.
Most Jurisdictions Do Not Recognize the Acquired Sex of Post-Operative Transsexuals 2.
Since 1999 a Court of Appeal ruling in the case of R v North West Lancashire Health Authority means it is every health board's duty to treat the transsexual community with gender dysphoria, yet in her experience there is a postcode lottery in Wales and they are flouting the Court of Appeal ruling.
Not surprisingly, films offered up reassuring stereotypical explanations for the unsettling reality, confining transsexuals to roles as freaks and jokes.
The social slant against them notwithstanding, eunuchs and transsexuals are no longer confined to registering themselves only as ' male ( M)' or ' female ( F)' for voter ID cards, a crucial document of national identity.