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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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Authors acknowledge that transsexuality does not necessarily require surgical reassignment intervention in all subjects, and that SRP is much broader and not solely based on surgery.
In the last decades, the fascination to and diverse study of transsexuality (1) has notoriously increased.
Transsexuality thus becomes a profoundly feminist issue, since the choice of change of gender position foregrounds the feminist call to the recognition of difference, opposes the state's claim to regulate gender identity, and in ultimate analysis, is a forceful antagonist to the patriarchal order, which guarantees the capitalistic state.
Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran is one of those rare books with a title enough to whet both one's intellectual appetite and one's desire to conquer new areas of knowledge and, in this book, Professor Najmabadi deals with the most sensitive issues not open to discussion in the cultural and religious atmosphere that dominates Iran today.
be no serious dispute that many prison officials, including doctors, are ignorant about transsexuality and are often cruel to transsexual inmates.
Scientific output on transsexuality in the Spanish biomedical literature: bibliometric and content analyses (1973-2011).
Although they were close, she was unaware of the turmoil he was enduring as he concealed his transsexuality .
The lives of trans people are less important than their ideology; Raymond called for transsexuality to be "morally mandated out of existence.
She moves away from transsexuality, loneliness, and shame, towards (the promise of) heterosexual coupledom, family, motherhood, and upward mobility.
On transgender history more generally see Joanne Meyerowitz, How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002); and Susan Stryker, Transgender History (Berkeley: Seal Press, 2008).
21) See, for example, Joanne Meyerowitz' (2002) How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States for a standard-bearing account of the personal, institutional, activist, and discursive history of gender reassignment in the United States.