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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.

transsexual

[transek′cho̅o̅·əl]
a person whose gender identity is the opposite of his or her biological sex.
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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Though doctors have published a number of medical texts on transsexuality, and several transsexuals have published their autobiographies, Meyerowitz's book stands out as a comprehensive, scholarly volume that incorporates research from a wide range of sources, including the perspectives of many transgender people themselves.
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This limited focus also allowed close scrutiny of the deployment of the medical model of transsexuality within a legal and prison context.
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This examination of homosexuality, transsexuality, sexual violence and its repercussions, weaves its web well enough to keep you turning the pages.
Several books in recent years on the transsexual (and transvestite) experience range over this fascinating frontier: Dean Kotula's The Phallus Palace: Female to Male Transsexuals (2002), Joanne Meyerowitz's How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States (2002), Amy Bloom's Normal: CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, Hermaphrodites with Attitude (2002), and Jeffrey Eugenides' best-selling Pulitzer-winning novel Middlesex (2002), about a hermaphrodite.
The case of Shumail Raj - who was born female, but had two operations to remove her breasts and uterus 16 years ago - and Shahzina Tariq has made waves by raising issues of homosexuality and transsexuality that are taboo in the country.
The complete shooting script here is accompanied by scene notes, two essays by the film's writer on making the film and on transsexuality, and production notes.