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By Andrew Davies BD MA PhD

Transsexualism is a rather more complex phenomenon than is often realised, and it sometimes has a medical or psychological motivation as much as a sexual one. A number of different categories of transsexualism need to be distinguished(1).

Those that cross-dress for sexual pleasure (transvestism). This is specifically forbidden by Scripture(2), and must be regarded as inappropriate moral conduct. This cross-dressing may or may not be associated with homosexuality.

However, transvestites should probably be distinguished from those who dress up in women's clothes for entertainment purposes such as comedians and pantomime dames, as they are surely not the intended subject of the Bible's prohibition, although medical research has shown that many female impersonators fall into one of these categories.

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A Psychological Syndrome
A Medical Phenomenon
Biologically Confused Gender

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