chapter  1
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MYTHOLOGICAL, HISTORICAL, AND CROSS-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF TRANSSEXUALISM

The term "transsexual," being of comparatively recent origin, cannot be found in historical sources. Therefore, many inferences must be made in interpreting reference material. Even specific mention of "change of sex" may only imply a ~change of dress" or the practice of genital homosexuality, the fuller assumption of the individual of cross-gender identity not being apparent. In the following references, the cri terion of cross-gender identi ty appears to be met.