transsexualism:Or: transexualism / transsexuality :
1. A type of gender-identity disorder, gender-dysphoria , in which an individual feels trapped in the body of the wrong sex coupled with a persistent desire for the physical characteristics and social roles that connote the opposite biological sex sometimes to the extent of undergoing hormone treatment and/or surgery to change from one's anatomical-sex to the opposite-sex . Transsexualism is defined in the 1980 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders : ' In a person who has reached puberty , a condition characterized by two major criteria: 1) Persistent discomfort and sense of inappropriateness about ones assigned sex . 2) Persistent preoccupation for at least two years with getting rid of one's primary and secondary-sex-characteristics and acquiring the sex characteristics of the other sex .'
See Also: Christine, transexualism, transsexualism, transsexuality
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