A transsexual is an individual whose brain does not match their genitals. (Seligman, Martin E P., PhD. What You Can Change…and What You Can’t. P148-173. NY: Fawcett Books, 1993.)

Transsexuals who inject estrogen to transition from male to female become less confrontational. They are more likely to use indirection aggression (e,.g., sarcasm, irony, gossip). Estrogen must be "the sap of the agreeble disposition." (Fisher, Helen, PhD. Why Him? Why Her? p 115-116. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2009.)

The word transsexual, unlike the word transgender, has a more precise medical definition. Harry Benjamin, a German endocrinologist, widely known for his clinical work with transsexuals, created the Benjamin Scale that defines different levels of intensity related to transsexualism. Some transsexuals have undergone surgery; some believe that to be a transsexual one must at least have a desire to undergo surgery. (Benjamin, Harry. (1966). The Transsexual Phenomenon. p 23. NY: Julian Press, 1966.)

The hypothalamus in male transsexuals is the size of the hypothalamus in the female brain or smaller. Approximately 20% of transsexuals opt to undergo a sex-change operation. One in 3-5 attempts suicide. (Pease, Barbara and Allan. Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps. p 173-186. NY: Broadway Books, 1998.)

Transsexuals are individuals who identify as, or desire to live and be accepted as, a member of the sex opposite to that assigned at birth. The term transgender pertains to a person who does not identify with conventional categories of female or male, but combines elements of both or moves between the two. (Source)

Under Western law, doctors glance at the genitals of a newborn and pronounce it either male or female. Transsexual men and women then are stuck with the label of the sex they were assigned at birth whether or not it matches their brain function. (Feinberg, Leslie. Transgender Warriors--Making history from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman. p x-xii. NY: Beacon Press, 1997.)

The hypothalamus in male transsexuals is size of hypothalamus in the female brain or smaller. Approximately 20% undergo a sex-change operation. One in 3-5 attempts suicide. (Pease, Barbara and Allan. Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps. p 173-186. NY: Broadway Books, 1998.)

I know I’m not a man—about that much I’m very clear; and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m probably not a woman, either. The trouble is, we live in a world that insists we be one or the other. (Bornstein, Kate. Gender Outlaw. p 7-9. NY: Vintage Books, 1995.)

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