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Diseases » Transsexualism » Summary
 

What is Transsexualism?

What is Transsexualism?

A transsexual is a person who is genuinely and totally convinced their gender should be the opposite to their physical body. ...more »

  • Transsexualism: The persistent desire to change ones sexual orientation.
  • Transsexualism: condition in which a person assumes the identity and permanently acts the part of the gender opposite to his or her biological sex.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Transsexualism: Introduction

Types of Transsexualism:

Broader types of Transsexualism:

What causes Transsexualism?

Causes of Transsexualism: see causes of Transsexualism

What are the symptoms of Transsexualism?

Symptoms of Transsexualism: see symptoms of Transsexualism

Can anyone else get Transsexualism?

More information: see contagiousness of Transsexualism
Inheritance: see inheritance of Transsexualism

Transsexualism: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Transsexualism.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Transsexualism.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Transsexualism: Psychiatrist, Endocrinologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Transsexualism.
Treatments for Transsexualism: see treatments for Transsexualism
Research for Transsexualism: see research for Transsexualism

Society issues for Transsexualism


Hospitalization statistics for Transsexualism: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Transsexualism:

  • 0.002% (278) of hospital consultant episodes were for transsexualism in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 91% of hospital consultant episodes for transsexualism required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for transsexualism were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for transsexualism were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Transsexualism

Main name of condition: Transsexualism

Other names or spellings for Transsexualism:

transsexual

 

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