Transsexual

  • transsexualism
    other namestransexuality
    specialtypsychiatry edit this on wikidata
    a trans woman with the letters "xy" written on her palm

    transsexual people experience a gender identity that is inconsistent with, or not culturally associated with, their assigned sex and desire to permanently transition to the gender with which they identify, usually seeking medical assistance (including hormone replacement therapy and other sex reassignment therapies) to help them align their body with their identified sex or gender.

    transsexual is a subset of transgender,[1][2][3] but some transsexual people reject the label of transgender.[4][5][6][7] a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria can be made if a person expresses a desire to live and be accepted as a member of their identified sex[8] and if a person experiences impaired functioning or distress as a result of their gender identity.[9][page needed]

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Transsexualism
Other namesTransexuality
SpecialtyPsychiatry Edit this on Wikidata
A trans woman with the letters "XY" written on her palm

Transsexual people experience a gender identity that is inconsistent with, or not culturally associated with, their assigned sex and desire to permanently transition to the gender with which they identify, usually seeking medical assistance (including hormone replacement therapy and other sex reassignment therapies) to help them align their body with their identified sex or gender.

Transsexual is a subset of transgender,[1][2][3] but some transsexual people reject the label of transgender.[4][5][6][7] A medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria can be made if a person expresses a desire to live and be accepted as a member of their identified sex[8] and if a person experiences impaired functioning or distress as a result of their gender identity.[9][page needed]