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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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The book's first chapter outlines the European origins of medical treatments for transsexuality, and by the end of the second chapter, which borrows its title, "Ex-G.
Transsexuality is also understood as 'the mind trapped in the wrong body' and this is how transpeople justify aesthetic surgery.
Though portions of her argument are problematic for their reliance on claims about transsexual essentialism drawn from Marjorie Garber's heavily criticized chapter on transsexuality in Vested Interests, Cervetti's view of the novel as challenging the formulation of identity as an "inside" is helpful.
In almost every decision, the imprisoned person is introduced through their connection to two racialized, gendered, and sexualized structures/locations/discourses: the prison system and the medical model of transsexuality.
77) Smith obtained legal representation and refused to comply with the plan--she was suspended and then after receiving a right to sue letter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit in federal court alleging, among other things, sex discrimination based on her transsexuality.
Michael Dillon, who wrote a book about hormones and transsexuality.
Nadia has been accused of trivialising and cheapening public attitude to transsexuality.
He is also working on a thesis at Durham University on transsexuality and Christianity.
Mark has been working on a thesis at Durham University on transsexuality and Christianity.
Although the Americans with Disabilities Act specifically excludes transsexuality as a disability, Barnabee said, "Advances in medical and scientific research in the 12 years since ADA passed show transsexualism is no choice but a physiological condition.
Sarah West, formerly Richard Ward, 35, of south London, flew to the US last year in her male guise as she was combining work with a holiday and her company was unaware of her transsexuality.
On Friday, Americans for Truth Project led a coalition of pro-family leaders from Illinois and other states to denounce GLSEN's extreme school agenda, which includes homosexual tolerance lessons for elementary school classrooms and workshops about bisexuality and transsexuality.