Biologically, a transsexual can be defined as a person who has a gender identity that differs from their own primary sex characteristics. In order to obtain a sex change, established international medical standards require someone to be treated for gender identity disorder for at least one year, with unsuccessful resolution of the medical disorder without surgical means, and it is intended to stop insane people and crossdressers from getting SRS, as it would cause harm to their mental health. It is intended to be used only as a last resort, when all other therapies have failed.
Transexuals do not occur in nature; they are created by cosmetic surgeons and pharmaceutical hormone treatment. Scientific and philosophical research is increasingly showing that sex changes do not change one's actual gender in a substantial way.
- A caveat: approximately 1 in every 2000-5000 births, depending on which study is cited, are born intersex or hermaphrodite. These however, are born, not anthropomorphic or surgically altered.
- Richardson, Bradford (February 28, 2018). Growing body of research rejects transgender movement. The Washington Times. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
- Williams, Thomas D. (March 9, 2018). Nobody Is Truly Transgender Because Sex Change Is ‘Physically Impossible,’ Writes Philosopher. 'Breitbart News. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
- Transsexual inmate loses sex-change surgery lawsuit, Ashbel Green, The Oregonian, February 20, 2008