In 1980, Transsexualism
was listed as a diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Third Edition (American Psychiatric Association, 1980) "gender dysphoric individuals who demonstrated at least two years of continuous interest in transforming the sex of their bodies and their social gender status" (Meyer et al.
The medicalisation of transsexualism
in the Gender Recognition Act therefore preserves in spirit the notion of Corbett that behind the cases of transsexualism
there lies an attainable 'truth' of the gendered subject which can be realised through measured, dispassionate scientific analysis and which precedes the subject itself.
24) All too often, transsexualism
is misconstrued as just
and the "Sex"/"Gender'" Binary, 1 FEMINIST THEORY 347 (2000).
The team included Professor Richard Green and Dr Domenico Di Ceglie, world experts in transsexualism
and gender incongruence in young people respectively, and by Emma Martin, a clinical psychotherapist and herself transsexual.
estimates of the prevalence of transsexualism
are about 1 in 10,000 for
The court noted that he had not been listed as an author of GID research (journal articles or book chapters), nor had he directly treated GID patients since the mid-1980s; however, the court commented that "he has been active in the clinical and teaching aspects of transsexualism
Storrow, Naming the Grotesque Body in the "Nascent Jurisprudence of Transsexualism
," 4 MICH.
FEMKE OLYSLAGER & LYNN CONWAY, ON THE CALCULATION OF THE PREVALENCE OF TRANSSEXUALISM
23 (2007), http://ai.
And we continue our series on Living a Catholic Life with articles on abortion by Vanna Moore and transsexualism
by Hilary Howes.
Originally, its purpose was overcoming the intolerance of transvestitism and transsexualism
brought about by widespread ignorance.
For imprisoned trans people to receive treatment, they must obtain documented, pre-incarceration diagnoses of Gender Identity Disorder (GID) or Transsexualism
by a doctor.
But having one's gender in sports be determined by one's life history would contradict the IOC/IAAF "Stockholm Consensus" on transsexualism
, which allows athletes to play in their posttransition genders and requires a high-surveillance, medically managed hormonal shift.
There had already been a number of decisions in which courts and tribunals had found that distinguishing on the basis of transsexualism
could amount to gender and disability discrimination.
The medical term for transsexualism
is "Gender Identity Disorder.