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(trænzˈsɛksjʊəˌlɪzəm) or


(Psychiatry) a strong desire to change sex

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.
See also: Psychology
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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"


[trænzˈseksjʊəlɪzəm] Ntransexualismo m
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In a revised introduction to the 1994 reissue of the book, Raymond argues that: 'Transsexualism urges us to collude in the falsification of reality--that men can be real women--all in the pretense that transsexualism breaks down the barriers of sex repressiveness, sex role rigidity, and gender itself'.
True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism for Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals.
In 1994, the Subcommittee on Gender Identity Issues replaced the DSM-III-R diagnosis of Transsexualism with the broader diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder in the DSM-IV (Meyer et al.
This medicalisation of transsexualism as a mental illness was especially present in the House of Lords' debate on the Bill, with Baroness O' Cathain equating transsexualism with other irrational phobias or delusions:
They then discuss diseases such as autism, depression, Parkinson's disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, pain, migraine and headaches, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, pituitary and thyroid diseases, bone metabolic disorders, adrenal disorders, transsexualism, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, HIV, malaria, measles, tuberculosis, sexual dysfunction, chronic kidney disease, and dementia, as well as policies and practices regarding women in clinical drug trials, drug disposition and effect, aging, and cognition.
The court held that: (1) GID or transsexualism was a "serious medical need" for the purposes of the Eighth Amendment; (2) as matter of first impression, enforcement of the statute against the inmates violated the Eighth Amendment; (3) as matter of first impression, the statute was facially unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment; (4) the possibility that certain inmates seeking treatment for gender issues might have had conditions not requiring hormone therapy did not repel a facial challenge to the statute; and (5) as matter of first impression, the statute violated the Equal Protection Clause both as applied to the inmates and on its face.
Although the WPATH Standards of Care (2011) explicitly mention DID as a possible co-occurring condition with transgenderism and transsexualism, the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients make no mention of dissociation or dissociative disorders (American Psychological Association, 2011).
These include transgenderism, transsexualism, transvestism, bigenderism, genderqueerism, homosexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, polysexuality and asexuality, to name a few.
45) Mothers have been blamed by both society and scientists for a host of 'problems' in their offspring, ranging from autism, homosexuality, schizophrenia, bed-wetting, drug use, and "homicidal transsexualism.
This begins with understanding what exactly it is about transsexualism,
Far from the Finish Line: Transsexualism and Athletic Competition, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol.
The first sex-change surgery, surgery to correct the external appearance to that of the gender identity of the individual, occurred in 1931; the earliest, most notable sex-change operation was that of Christine Jorgenson in 1952, which publicly called attention to transsexualism (AGLP, 2007).