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Descriptor English: Transsexualism
Descriptor Spanish: Transexualidad
Descriptor Portuguese: Transexualidade
Descriptor French: Transsexualisme
Entry term(s): Transgenderism
Tree number(s): F01.145.802.975.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014189
Scope note: Expression of a GENDER IDENTITY inconsistent with, or not culturally-associated with the gender assigned to an individual at birth, combined with the desire to permanently transition to the gender with which they identify.
Annotation: index both MALE and FEMALE check tags
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Paraphilias (1966-1967)
Transvestism (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note: 68
History Note: 68
Related: Sex Reassignment Procedures MeSH
Sex Reassignment Surgery MeSH
Transgender Persons MeSH
DeCS ID: 14582
Unique ID: D014189
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/07/01
Transsexualism - Preferred
Concept UI M0021843
Scope note Expression of a GENDER IDENTITY inconsistent with, or not culturally-associated with the gender assigned to an individual at birth, combined with the desire to permanently transition to the gender with which they identify.
Preferred term Transsexualism
Entry term(s) Transgenderism



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