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transsexual

 [trans-sek´shoo-al]
1. a person affected by transsexualism.
2. a person whose external anatomy has been changed to resemble that of the opposite sex.

trans·sex·u·al

(trans-sek'shū-ăl), Avoid the misspelling transexual.
1. A person with the external genitalia and secondary sexual characteristics of one gender, but whose personal identification and psychosocial configuration are that of the opposite gender; a study of morphologic, genetic, and gonadal structure may be genitally congruent or incongruent.
2. Denoting or relating to such a person.
3. Relating to medical and surgical procedures designed to alter a patient's external sexual characteristics so that they resemble those of the opposite gender.

transsexual

(trăns-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Identifying as or having undergone medical treatment to become a member of the opposite sex.
2. Of or relating to transsexual people.
n.
One who is transsexual.
adjective Referring to transsexualism
noun A person who manifests transsexuality—a disturbance of gender identity in which the person feels a life-long discomfort with his or her own sex and a compelling desire to be of the opposite sex

transsexual

adjective Referring to transsexual behavior noun A person manifesting transsexualism, see there.

trans·sex·u·al

(tranz-sek'shū-ăl)
1. A person with the external genitalia and secondary sexual characteristics of one sex, but whose personal identification and psychosocial configuration is that of the opposite sex; a study of morphologic, genetic, and gonadal structure may be genitally congruent or incongruent.
2. Denoting or relating to such a person.
3. Relating to medical and surgical procedures designed to alter a patient's external sexual characteristics so that they resemble those of the opposite sex.

Transsexual

A person with gender identity disorder who has an overwhelming desire to change anatomic sex; one who seeks hormonal or surgical treatment to change sex.
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It is claimed he paid tens of thousands of dollars for sex with transsexuals, with one madame saying he asked her girls for pre-op transsexuals.
It is important to know if the transsexual person, along with the legal recognition of her identity, has also recognized the right to marry a person of opposite sex from her sex newly acquired (i.e.
As a result of the constitutive character and of the absolute opposability of the decision of sex change, all legal consequences must be generated by the new legal sex of the transsexual person, which entails the recognition of her full matrimonial capacity, allowing her the conclusion of a marriage with a person having her sex of origin, otherwise, article 12 of the Convention is breached.
Respect and Equality: Transsexual and Transgender Rights, (Cavendish: London, 2002)
BBC, 'Transsexual wins right to marry' 11th July 2002 at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2122094.stm (last visited 17/03/2011)
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It was transsexual and transgender women of color who initiated those riots; Sylvia Rivera, a transgender woman of color, is credited with "throwing the first heel." 'They were "guilty" of wearing "gender inappropriate" clothing, which is the excuse the police used to exercise their prejudice with violence.
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Biologically a post-operative female transsexual is still a male." (49) The court did not recognize Littleton's sex in spite of the fact that the decision to undergo a sex change operation was medically advised and the change in her sex was recognized by the medical community.
Drawing inevitable comparisons to racial and ethnic minorities, transsexualism asks us to consider what it means to attempt to "pass." In some films transsexual characters try to blend in with the majority culture.