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Unformatted text preview: Journal Entry #2 As I have discussed in my previous entry, I have been wondering as to whether there are any biological influences on a person who chooses to become transsexual. Now that the main basis has been laid down on why a person chooses to become a transsexual, now it’s the question on if there are any biological influences at all. First and foremost there is a difference between a transvestite and a transsexual. A transvestite is a person whom dresses up like the sex opposite their own. A transsexual is one whom actually physically tries to physically become the sex opposite their own through hormone therapy and surgery. In most cases, when a person wants to change their physical appearance to the opposite sex they are doing so because they feel like it is absolutely necessary in order to continue living their life. A term called behavioral determinism was coined because of this. Behavioral determinism is when a persons’ “longing for sex-change is innate, biologically-derived and...
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- Spring '08
- person, behavioral determinism