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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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Bree Osborne is only one of the more recent examples in a five-decades-long pageant of cinematic transsexual characters appearing in American and Western European films that fall along a spectrum from freak-show sexploitation, to earnest depictions of gender identity struggles, to the metaphorical use of transsexualism in exploring sexual, racial, religious, and political attitudes.
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From 1973 to 2008, the average incidence of transsexualism has been estimated to be 1 of every 8,000 people, born outwardly male and 1 of every 24,000 people born outwardly female.
Finally, Money's extensive experience with intersex cases and their gender manipulation through surgery and hormones led him to strongly endorse sex reassignment treatment for transsexualism.
According to Brown and Rounsley (1996), there are many presenting problems similar to transsexualism for which surgery and hormones are not appropriate, among them confusion and conflict regarding sexual orientation, malingering, and gender dysphoria occurring exclusively during psychotic episodes or dissociative states.
It also urges leaders of religious groups to forward cases of transsexualism to the Vatican for review.