2. One who has undergone a sex change
Many, but not all, transsexual people take social, legal, medical and/or surgical steps to be seen and recognized in society as the correct gender, and to find comfort in their own body. Social steps changing their clothing, hair, mannerisms, speech, etc. to be in line with what society considers appropriate for their true gender; or using other devices to adjust how their bodies appear, such as binding the breasts (FTM) or padding a bra (MTF). Legal steps include changing name and sex on identification, etc. Medical steps include hormone therapy. For MTFs, hormone therapy most typically involves taking estrogen, progesterone and an androgen blocker (usually in pill form)to feminize their body and appearance; for FTMs, hormone therapy involves taking testosterone (usually in injection form) to masculinize their body and appearance. Surgical steps include chest surgery (for FTMs removal of breasts and masculinization of the chest), removal of the gonads (for ...
There are two types of transsexuals: female-to-male (FTM) and male-to-female (MTF). The first gender represents the sex that they were born as, and the second is their goal.
Transsexual people aren't transvestites or trannies (these are degrading terms invented by the porn industry and I highly discourage their use), perverts, freaks or aliens or whatever. We're normal people that deserve just as much respect as anyone else.
Transsexualism is NOT a psychological condition. It's a medical condition. A birth defect. It is scientifically proven that transsexualism occurs in the womb. Transsexuals have had this dysphoria their entire lives and it only becomes stronger.
This feeling of being trapped in the wrong body is a matter of life and death, and I'm bei...
II. David used to be Delilah- he is a transsexual.
A transsexual is a person who feels they should have been born with the reproductive organs, social role, and so forth, of the 'opposite' gender. There is a tremendous difference between a transsexual and someone such as a transvestite, boi, or drag queen/king.
Contrary to popular belief, born-women (also known as FTMs) can also be transsexuals and not all transsexuals are attracted to people of their birth gender. For example, a man who wants to be a woman, and loves men would be considered a homosexual transsexual. If she loves women, she would be nonhomosexual. The terminology is difficult, especially if you're in the mindset of considering them to be who they really are.
They often undergo surgical and hormonal treatment such as mastectomy (removal of breast tissue and forming a more masculine chest) and phalloplasty (sculpting a phallus) for FTMs. At this time I don't have enough information on MTFs to name their surgeries.
There is a somewhat specific path to becoming the opposite gender that I believe most doctors follow; in the beginning, you begin dressing as your chosen gender and do so for the next two years or until your doctor g...