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(trænzˈsɛksjʊəˌlɪzəm) or


(Psychiatry) a strong desire to change sex
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transsexualism, transsexuality

the psychological phenomenon of a person identifying with the opposite sex, sometimes to the extent of undergoing surgery for change of sex. — transsexual, n., adj.
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the psychological phenomenon of a person identifying with the opposite sex, sometimes to the extent of undergoing surgery for change of sex. — transsexual, n., adj.
See also: Sex
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Noun1.transsexualism - condition in which a person assumes the identity and permanently acts the part of the gender opposite to his or her biological sex
condition - a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; "the human condition"
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[trænzˈseksjʊəlɪzəm] Ntransexualismo m
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(2005) Psychiatric comorbidity in gender identity disorder. Journal of Psychosomatic research, 58(3), 259-261.
(186) "Gender Dysphoria" replaced the term "Gender Identity Disorder" in the DSM-V to facilitate an understanding that being transgender is not, in itself, a mental condition.
This is despite the High Civil Administrative Court accepting a medical examiner's report confirming that both applicants suffered from Gender Identity Disorder (GID).
Drescher, who served as a member of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-5 Work Group on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders.
Anyone who points out that a person who is confused about his or her external plumbing and believes they can "choose their gender" is suffering from a mental disorder is accused of being "bigoted" and "transphobic." This, despite the fact that Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is a recognized diagnosis in the mental health profession.
The previous edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual included the diagnosis of gender identity disorder, which was modified to the current diagnosis of gender dysphoria that describes individuals who show a persistent desire to be the "other" gender and/or an insistence that their gender is different from their birth sex.
The procedure is considered a treatment for Gender Identity Disorder and involves hormone therapy and the reconstruction of genitalia.
Published in the March issue of AJPH, Veterans Affairs researchers looked at VA patients who were diagnosed with gender identity disorder and had at least one visit to a VA clinic or hospital in 2013.
LOS ANGELES -- Having a sexual or gender identity disorder increases the risk for type 2 diabetes by about the same amount as having high blood pressure, according to a group of UCLA researchers who set out to mine thousands of electronic health records to implement a more accurate and less expensive way to identify people who have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.
Fans saw her make the towards becoming her male alterego, Jason, after living with Gender Identity Disorder (GID) also known as Gender Dysphoria.
(79) Some, like the Seventh Circuit, have found gender identity disorder to be a serious medical need.
In 2013, the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder" released its fifth edition ("DSM-5"), which replaced the previously used term, gender identity disorder, with gender dysphoria, meaning a state of unease or dissatisfaction.