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transsexualism

 [trans-sek´shoo-al-izm″]
1. the most severe manifestation of gender identity disorder in adults, being a prolonged, persistent desire to relinquish their primary and secondary sex characteristics and acquire those of the opposite sex, particularly describing those persons who go so far as to live as members of the opposite sex through dress, hormonal treatments, or surgical reassignment.
2. the state of being a transsexual.

trans·sex·u·al·ism

(trans-sek'shū-ă-lizm),
1. The state of being a transsexual.
2. The desire to change anatomic sexual characteristics to conform physically with one's perception of oneself as a member of the opposite sex, coupled with a desire to live full-time in the role of the opposite sex.

transsexualism

/trans·sex·u·al·ism/ (-sek´shoo-al-izm″)
1. the most severe manifestation of gender identity disorder in adults, being a prolonged, persistent desire to relinquish their primary and secondary sex characteristics and acquire those of the opposite sex.
2. the state of being a transsexual.

transsexualism

[-iz′əm]
a condition in which a person has an intense desire to change one's biological sex and live as a member of the opposite sex. It is considered a psychiatric disorder if the condition continues for more than 2 years. Some transsexual individuals cross-dress and seek medical or surgical help to change their physical sex characteristics.
(1) Severe gender dysphoria, coupled with a persistent desire for the physical characteristics and social roles that connote the opposite biological sex.

(2) The condition of crossing over to live full-time in the role of the opposite of one’s phenotypic sex, through hormonal, surgical, and legal sexual reassignment

transsexualism

Gender identity disorder, see there.

trans·sex·u·al·ism

(tranz-sek'shū-ăl-izm)
1. The state of being a transsexual.
2. The desire to change one's anatomic sexual characteristics to conform physically with one's perception of self as a member of the opposite sex.

transsexualism

A persistent conviction that the true gender is the opposite of the actual anatomical sex. This may cause depression and anxiety. Transsexualism is mainly experienced by men, and SEX-REASSIGNMENT SURGERY is often sought.
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