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Transmen or trans men are transgender or transsexual people who were assigned female at birth based on genital appearance (or, in cases of intersexuality, were later assigned to the female gender) and who feel that this is not an accurate or complete description of themselves. They have a male gender identity and/or present themselves as men and desire to live in a male gender role. Some employ testosterone therapy to meet this goal and/or undergo procedures such as mastectomy, hysterectomy, oophorectomy, metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, urethraplasty, scrotoplasty, vaginectomy, and/or other surgeries, while some transmen do not make any physical changes to their bodies.

Transmen can come from the entire female-to-male side of the transgender spectrum, ranging from female-to-male transsexual people to drag kings (female cross-dressers or transvestites are rarely used designations) who consider themselves transgender. Female-to-male people are also sometimes known as "transmasculine."

Many transmen, however, do not describe themselves as such. Some prefer to be called simply men, often because they feel that their gender transition is complete and/or that they have always been men. Others do not consider their gender identity to be the same as that of cisgendered men, do not wish to live in a traditional male gender role, or have other, individual reasons to prefer a different self-identification. American Boyz, a transmale support organization, lists on their website the following self-descriptions for some transmale-identified people:
"FTM/F2M (Female-To-Male), Butch, Trans man, FTV (Female TransVestite), Gender Outlaw, Genderqueer, Transsexual, Drag King, New Man, Boychick, She-Bear, Shapeshifter, Transfag, Tomboy, Passing Woman, Amazon, Tranny Boy, Intersexual, Female Guy, Tranz, Boss Grrl, Bearded Female, Transgenderist, Sir, Kurami, Hermaphrodite, Questioning".
Other terms used include trannyfag, MtM and variations, and boi. Many of these designations would be considered offensive by transmen who identify with another self-description.

The sexual orientations of transmen are obviously varied. Some have extrapolated data observing that approximately one third prefer male partners and identify as gay, one third prefer female partners and usually identify as straight, and the last third either identify as bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, undecided, or asexual. These are necessarily approximations, due to a lack of accurate scientific statistics about such matters. According to the DSM-IV, most transmen are "sexually attracted to females". However, the accuracy of this claim is disputed.

Sometimes, people who identify as lesbian and queer transmen who prefer female partners are also represented in an FTM community.

Notable transmen

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Transman at the Open Directory Project

Organizations

  • FTM International
  • FTM Australia (also known as Men's Ts Resources in Australia) for all men with transsexualism, family members, healthcare providers
  • Transgender Law Center - The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender, transsexual and gender-variant communities in California.
  • FTM Alliance - Los Angeles community-based advocacy group FTM Alliance

Online resources

  • The Transitional Male
  • Project XY A personal transitioning website full of pictures, personal resources, and useful information.
  • Hudson's FTM Resource Guide A basic guide including info on testosterone, health, surgeries, binding, packing, shaving, acne, hair loss, bathrooms, and clothing, as well as other topics and links to products for transmen.
  • http://www.myspace.com/transster www.myspace.com/transster myspace page of Mason Caminiti a trans activist. His comprehensive FTM resource guide for transmen and their allies on social, political, medical/mental concerns as well as blog discussions.

Personal stories

  • Loren Cameron The website of Loren Cameron, FTM photographer and author.
  • Project XY A personal transitioning website full of pictures, personal resources, and useful information.
  • Make Me a Boy An archive of audio recordings of transmen talking about their experiences.
  • XXBOYS The website of Kael T. Block, French FTM Photorapher, and his XXboys project.

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Transgender (IPA: /trænzˈdʒɛndɚ/, from trans (Latin) and gender (English)) is a general term applied to a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies that diverge from the normative
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Bigender (bi+gender) is a tendency to move between masculine and feminine gender-typed behaviour depending on context, expressing a distinctly "en femme" persona and a distinctly "en homme" persona, feminine and masculine respectively. It is a subset of transgender.
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Drag kings are mostly female-bodied or -identified performance artists who dress in masculine drag and personify male gender stereotypes as part of their performance.[1] A typical drag king routine may incorporate dancing and singing or lip-synching.
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Drag queen is usually a man who dresses (or "drags") in female clothes and make-up for special occasions and usually because they are performing or entertaining as a hostess, stage artist or at an event.
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third gender and third sex describe individuals who are considered to be neither women nor men, as well as the social category present in those societies who recognize three or more genders.
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Transsexualism is a condition in which a person identifies as the gender opposite to the sex assigned to them at birth. Transsexualism is considered a taboo subject in many parts of the world. Negative beliefs about transsexualism may stem from religious beliefs or cultural norms.
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Transvestism is literally the practice of cross-dressing, wearing the clothing of the opposite sex, and transvestite literally refers to a person who cross-dresses. However, the word has often had additional connotations.
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Homosexuality and transgender are two separate concepts. Homosexuality usually refers to romantic/sexual attraction or behaviour between people of the same gender, while transgender is a matter of gender identity, meaning that a person identifies as a different gender than
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Gynephilia (or gynophilia) (From Greek gunē, "women," + -philia, "love") is the romantic and/or sexual attraction to adult females, and its counterpart androphilia (from Greek andro-, "male," + -philia
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legal issues and aspects of transsexualism. Most of these issues tend to be located in what is generally considered family law, especially the issue of marriage, but also things such as the ability of a transgendered person to benefit from a partner's insurance or social security.
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Androgyny Bigender Cross-dressing Drag king Drag queen Genderqueer Third gender Transsexualism Transvestism
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LGBT history Transphobia Homosexuality and transgender Gynephilia and androphilia
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Transgender (IPA: /trænzˈdʒɛndɚ/, from trans (Latin) and gender (English)) is a general term applied to a variety of individuals, behaviors, and groups involving tendencies that diverge from the normative
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Transsexualism is a condition in which a person identifies as the gender opposite to the sex assigned to them at birth. Transsexualism is considered a taboo subject in many parts of the world. Negative beliefs about transsexualism may stem from religious beliefs or cultural norms.
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Intersexuality is the state of a person whose sex chromosomes, genitalia and/or secondary sex characteristics are determined to be neither exclusively male nor female. A person with intersex may have biological characteristics of both the male and female sexes.
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Gender", in common usage, refers to the differences between men and women. Encyclopaedia Britannica notes that gender identity is "an individual's self-conception as being male or female, as distinguished from actual biological sex.
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Male (♂) refers to the sex of an organism, or part of an organism, which produces small mobile gametes, called spermatozoa. Each spermatozoon can fuse with a larger female gamete or ovum, in the process of fertilisation.
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In sociology, gender identity describes the gender with which a person identifies (i.e, whether one perceives oneself to be a man, a woman, or describes oneself in some other way), but can also be used to refer to the gender that other people attribute to the individual on the
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Gender", in common usage, refers to the differences between men and women. Encyclopaedia Britannica notes that gender identity is "an individual's self-conception as being male or female, as distinguished from actual biological sex.
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Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Testosterone is primarily secreted in the testes of males and the ovaries of females, although small amounts are also secreted by the adrenal glands. It is the principal male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid.
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In medicine, mastectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of one or both breasts, partially or completely. Mastectomy is usually done to treat breast cancer; in some cases, women and some men believed to be at high risk of breast cancer have the operation
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ICD-10 code:
ICD-9 code: 68.9

Other codes: A hysterectomy (from the Greek word histera, meaning "womb") is the surgical removal of the uterus, usually performed by a gynecologist.
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ICD-10 code:
ICD-9 code: 65.3

Other codes: Oophorectomy (or ovariectomy) is the surgical removal of an ovary or ovaries.
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Metoidioplasty, sometimes referred to as a meto or meta, is an alternative to phalloplasty for Transmen [1]. With the effects of testosterone treatment, the clitoris enlarges, over time, to an average of 4-5 cm.
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Phalloplasty refers to the (re-)construction of a penis or, sometimes, to artificial modification of the penis by surgery, often for cosmetic purposes. It is also often used to refer to penis enlargement.
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Sex reassignment surgery (SRS), gender reassignment surgery, or sex-change operation is a term for the surgical procedures by which a person's physical appearance and function of their existing sexual characteristics are altered to resemble that of the other sex.
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Scrotoplasty, also known as Oscheoplasty, is reparative or plastic surgery of the scrotum.

For FTM (Female to Male) transgender operations, scrotoplasty is one of several operations performed to transform/reform the vulva into a penis and a scrotum.
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ICD-10 code:
ICD-9 code: 70.4

Other codes: Vaginectomy is a medical procedure to remove all or part of the vagina. It is usually used as a treatment for vaginal cancer.
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