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A transgender person who lives as a woman.
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trans woman

A male-to-female transgender or transsexual person who was an assigned male at birth but identifies as female.

The terms trans woman and its synonym, male-to-female transsexual, are often used for individuals who have not been physically re-assigned/transitioned, and many prefer the simple word women if the process is complete.
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Family Express Corp., the plaintiff, a preoperative male-to-female transsexual, alleged that she was terminated after she began presenting a more feminine appearance at work and rejected her employer's demand that she return to a more masculine appearance.
May 9, 1979) (noting that because the male-to-female transsexual "does not undergo menstrual periods, cannot bear children, has no womb, and that certain other purely female organs are either nonexistent or nonfunctioning," her "transformation is more cosmetic and psychological than physiological").
Chiland indicated that documentation issues, especially for the male-to-female transsexual persons in transition, cause many transsexual individuals to leave their regular employment as they begin the process of changing their sexual or social status.
THE STORY: Male-to-female transsexual Bree (Huffman) is saving for the final operation to make her a woman.
She plays a male-to-female transsexual who learns he/she has fathered a son who's in trouble.
As a result, he concludes that it is contrary to EU law for a member state to refuse to grant a retirement pension before the age of 65 to a male-to-female transsexual where that person would have been entitled to a pension at the age of 60 had she been regarded as a woman as a matter of national law.
A madcap mixture of video diary, musical performance, re-enactments and straightforward docu, "100% Human" never loses sight of its celebratory profile of male-to-female transsexual Monica Voilas Myklebust.
The final case study explores coverage of the murder of Army private Barry Winchell, who was murdered because of his relationship with a "preoperative" male-to-female transsexual. Public discussion tried to fix Winchell's sexuality; Sloop identifies "an overall cultural impulse to name and identify sexuality as stable in a way that reaffirms existing gender categories as the sole basis for sexuality and desire (i.e., to be heterosexual or homosexual implies a 'same' and an 'opposite' gender)" (129).
An inmate who was a pre-operative male-to-female transsexual who was incarcerated in a prison for males, brought a [section] 1983 action against corrections officials, alleging deliberate indifference to her safety.
West Yorkshire's police chief failed in an appeal to the House of Lords against a court ruling that he acted unlawfully in refusing to recruit a male-to-female transsexual.
Further, this Comment argues that if an intersex person can marry either a man or a woman, then a male-to-female transsexual and a genetic woman (13) must also be able to marry either a man or a woman because all are similarly situated and must be treated alike under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.