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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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In applying a medical model, the court in Sommers did not specifically invoke the DSM definition of GID, but it made its own psychological and physical observations about "transsexualism": "It is generally agreed that transsexualism is irreversible and can only be treated with surgery to remove some of the transsexual feelings of psychological distress; psychotherapy is ineffective." (120) Indeed, the court's assumption that transgender individuals have to be "cured," and only through surgery, sounds strongly in the medical model of disability.
I agree with Ippolito that using "gay" to describe an LGBT coalition misrepresents the medical condition called transsexualism, and gay-washes transgenderism altogether.
Research has not pinpointed the exact cause of transsexualism although some recent findings suggest that there is a biological component.
The court noted that he had not been listed as an author of GID research (journal articles or book chapters), nor had he directly treated GID patients since the mid-1980s; however, the court commented that "he has been active in the clinical and teaching aspects of transsexualism." (16)
And we continue our series on Living a Catholic Life with articles on abortion by Vanna Moore and transsexualism by Hilary Howes.
Originally, its purpose was overcoming the intolerance of transvestitism and transsexualism brought about by widespread ignorance.
For imprisoned trans people to receive treatment, they must obtain documented, pre-incarceration diagnoses of Gender Identity Disorder (GID) or Transsexualism by a doctor.
For adolescents and young adults diagnosed with transsexualism or profound gender identity disorder (GID), sex reassignment surgery, in addition to cross-sex hormone treatment and the real life experience (RLE), has been found to be a medically indicated treatment (Meyer et al., 2006).
But having one's gender in sports be determined by one's life history would contradict the IOC/IAAF "Stockholm Consensus" on transsexualism, which allows athletes to play in their posttransition genders and requires a high-surveillance, medically managed hormonal shift.
There had already been a number of decisions in which courts and tribunals had found that distinguishing on the basis of transsexualism could amount to gender and disability discrimination.
The medical term for transsexualism is "Gender Identity Disorder." The term "transgenderism" is used in a broader sense and as a definition/description of gender identity variations that include transvestites, cross-dressers, transsexuals, persons of ambiguous genitalia, and hermaphrodites.
It's very difficult for people to understand transsexualism. You are born into the perfect body of one gender but you have the brain of the other.