Transsexuals are people who experience a gender identity that is inconsistent with their assigned sex and desire to permanently transition to the sex or gender with which they identify, usually seeking medical assistance (including sex reassignment therapies, such as hormone replacement therapy and sex reassignment surgery) to help them align their body with their identified sex or gender.

Other namesTransexuality
July Schultz with the letters "XY" written on her palm at the 2005 Existrans [fr] demonstration in Paris[1][note 1]

The term transsexual is a subset of transgender,[2][3][4] but some transsexual people reject the label of transgender.[5][6][7][8] A medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria can be made if a person expresses a desire to live and be accepted as a member of their identified gender[9] and if a person experiences impaired functioning or distress as a result of their gender identity.[10][page needed]