Rose whats with the TG and TS, bit.
A person who's gender identity or gender expression does not match their anatomy or conform to social and cultural expectations. Transgender or "trans" is an umbrella term inclusive of all gender non-conforming children, youth and adults. The opposite of cisgender.
A person who's distress over the incongruence between their gender identity and physical anatomy is strong enough to lead them to seek hormonal and/or physical changes to their body in order to bring their gender identity and anatomy into alignment.
An extract from the Synopsis of the Etiology of Gender
rofessor Louis Gooren, MD, PhD. (The Netherlands)
Professor Richard Green, MD, JD, FRCPsych. (UK)
Dr Lynne Jones, MP, PhD. (UK)
Dr Frank Kruijver, MD. (The Netherlands)*
Dr Joyce Martin, MRCGP, MB, ChB, D.Obst.RCOG. (UK)*
Dr Zoe-Jane Playdon, BA(Hons), PGCE, MA, MEd, PhD, DBA, FRSA. (UK)*
Mr David Ralph, MBBS, BSc, FRCS, MS. (UK)
Mrs Terry Reed, JP, BA(Hons), MCSP, SRP, Grad Dip Phys. (UK)*
Dr Russell Reid, MB, ChB, FRCPsych. (UK)*
Professor William Reiner, MD. (USA)
Mr M. Royle, MBBS, FRCS (Urol) (UK)
Professor Dick Swaab , MD, PhD. (The Netherlands)
Mr Timothy Terry, BSc, MB, BS, LRCP, FRCS (Urol), MS (UK)
Mr Philip Thomas MBBS, FRCS (Urol). (UK)
Professor James Walker, MD, FRCP, FRCOG. (UK)
Dr Philip Wilson, DPhil MRCP MRCPCH FRCGP. (UK)
Dr Kevan Wylie, MB, MmedSc, MD, FRCPsych, DSM. (UK)
The fact that transexual is missused and thought of to denote a porn star is wrong.
Cristine Jennifer Shye B.acc. BL (GS Admin)