LGBT: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender; an inclusive term for groups and identities sometimes also grouped as "sexual and gender minorities." Mak Nyah: A Malay term which derives from “mak” (mother), coined by transgender Malaysians to refer to transgender women.
The term “gender marker” is more commonly used, but we use “sex marker,” since the label is largely based on the genitals that one is born with, not on a person’s lived gender.
Sex Reassignment Surgery(SRS): The termrefers to surgical interventions to change one’s body so as to resemble a body of the opposite sex.
Most people identify as either female or male, though some may identify as both, or neither.
If someone is labeled “female” at birth but identifies as male, he is a transgender man (or transman).
If someone is labeled “male” at birth but identifies as female, she is a transgender woman (or transwoman). non-transgender) is used for someone who identifies with the same gender, male or female, as the sex they were assigned at birth.
Transgender people, as per the usage in this report, are not simply “cross-dressing” for pleasure; rather, they experience a deep sense of identification with a gender different from the sex assigned to them at birth.
Gender: The social and cultural codes (as opposed to biological sex) used to distinguish between society’s conceptions of “femininity” and “masculinity.” Gender Dysphoria (also Gender Identity Disorder, GID): The formal diagnosis used by psychologists and physicians to describe persons who experience significant discontent with the sex they were assigned at birth.
The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10 CM) classifies GID as a medical disorder.
They may or may not take steps to physically alter their bodies, such as undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or sex reassignment surgery (SRS).