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The Difference Between Transgender and Transsexual Women
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Circumstances when being treated differently due to gender reassignment is lawful. The preferred umbrella term is trans. However, the advice and guidance on this page applies to current law and therefore uses the terms referred to in the Equality Act We suggest employers and service providers consider the recommendations in this report when setting their trans policies. This will help to make sure they are preventing discrimination and disadvantage to people who are trans.
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Transsexual women seek to bring their physical bodies and gender expressions into better accordance with their strong gender identities so that their identities as women finally become clearly visible to their friends, families and colleagues. However, some may be restricted by their personal or social circumstances in their ability to achieve this. Transsexual women often experience significant emotional distress, usually referred to as gender dysphoria , if unable to live fully as women. The lengthy and difficult process which transsexual women go through in order to achieve this is called transitioning or gender reassignment and usually involves undergoing significant medical assistance in the form of hormones and sometimes various surgical procedures.
Transgender and transsexual are commonly confused terms that both refer to gender identity. Transgender is a broader, more inclusive category that includes all individuals who do not identify with the gender that corresponds to the sex they were assigned at birth. Transsexual is a more narrow category that includes individuals who desire to physically transition to the sex that corresponds with the gender with which they identify. Note that the word "gender" is usually used to refer to social and cultural roles, while "sex" refers to physical attributes.