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DSM-V labels transsexual people Gender Dysphoric, a label contested by many trans people who say the problem is physical, not mental.Typically medical and/or surgical intervention to align one's sex and gender aids in feeling of dysphoria The distinction (and lack thereof) between transgender and transsexual The word transgender historically (as well as within the context of this essay) refers to people who defy societal expectations regarding gender.There is no clear distinction of the two terms in religious texts, and, though most religions have condemned trans behavior, there are cultures and traditions that promote acceptance in some parts of the world, religion notwithstanding.April 15, 2013, pm Whoever wrote this is full of it! First you need to understand the difference between gender and sex.Unfortunately, in mainstream discussions (as well as within certain segments of the trans community), the word “transgender” is increasingly (mis)used to specifically refer to people who identify and live as members of the gender other than the one they were assigned at birth — that is, people who have historically been described as transsexual.Some people who fall under this category don’t like the label “transsexual” (just as some don’t like “transgender”), but I will be using it here because the distinction between people who socially and/or physically transition (i.e., transsexuals), and those transgender-spectrum individuals who don’t transition, is germane to this conversation.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is available for both trans men and trans women to promote masculine and feminine attributes respectively.
In an historic legal ruling in June 2016, a judge in Oregon granted a petition allowing a person to legally choose neither sex and be classified as nonbinary.
The etiquette of talking with transgender people isn't really different from talking with cis-gendered people.
Some jurisdictions require full surgical reassignment before a change of gender is allowed on official documents, while others less restrictive rules.
Some do not allow a change in legal documents at any time.
A transsexual person who undergoes gender reassignment surgery may be perceived as having an orientation change if they go from being interested in the "same" gender to the "opposite" gender or vice versa because of their own transition.