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Transexual | definition of transexual by Medical dictionary
Statistics have shown that some surgeries have seen demand shoot up over the past decade as society became increasingly accepting of trans-sexuality, but what is it and what is involved? Gender reassignment surgery is a surgical procedure where a transgender person can alter their existing characteristics to resemble that of their identified gender. The surgery is part of treatment for gender dysphoria in transgender people, where a person experiences distress due to a mismatch of their biological sex and their gender identity. It is also sometimes referred to as gender identity disorder GID , transgenderism or gender incongruence. Caitlyn Jenner revealed she "underwent gender reassignment surgery in January " in new memoir The Secrets of My Life.
What is the difference between transgender and transsexual?
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 ,    but some transsexual people reject the label of transgender. Norman Haire reported that in ,  Dora R of Germany began a surgical transition, under the care of Magnus Hirschfeld , which ended in with a successful genital reassignment surgery. In , Hirschfeld supervised the second genital reassignment surgery to be reported in detail in a peer-reviewed journal, that of Lili Elbe of Denmark.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. The Human Beast. In an age of increasing gender fluidity, it is surprising that so many find it difficult to accept the gender of their birth and take the drastic step of changing it through surgery.