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  • n  condition in which a person assumes the identity and permanently acts the part of the gender opposite to his or her biological sex

  • When "transsexualism," or discomfort about one's anatomic gender and the desire to change, was made an official disorder, Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz derisively claimed to be .

  • Mianne Bagger in USA Today
    People aren't aware of what's involved with transsexualism,said Bagger, who is 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds. "People aren't aware that there are certain physiological changes you go through with hormone replacement therapy. We lose an amount...
  • J Michael Bailey in Yahoo! News
    When I have tried to educate journalists who have called me as an expert on transsexualism, they have reacted uncomfortably,wrote Bailey. "One said: We can't put that in a family newspaper."

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