A transsexual (third gender) is a person in which the sex-related structures of the brain that define gender identity are exactly opposite the physical sex organs of the body. Put even more simply, a transsexual is a mind that is literally, physically, trapped in a body of the opposite sex. Transsexualism is not a modern discovery. Instead it is a not-uncommon, naturally-occurring variation in human gendering that has been observed and documented since antiquity. In many cultures, including native tribes in North America, transsexual individuals have long had the choice to cross-dress and live their lives as women, including taking husbands. The surgical alteration of genitalia to relieve intense cross-gender feelings was also not invented in the twentieth century. In some cultures, even ancient ones, many transsexuals have voluntarily undergone surgeries to modify their bodies in such a way as to change their sex.

Related Journals of Transsexualism

Critical Care Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinics in Mother and Child Health , Pregnancy and Child Health, Child and Adolescent Behavior, International Journal of Transgenderism, Transgender today: American Psychological Association, Biomedical & Lifescience, Journal of Bioscience & Medicine,