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Transmedicalism is broadly defined as the belief that being transgender is contingent upon experiencing gender dysphoria or undergoing medical treatment in transitioning. Transmedicalists, sometimes referred to as truscum by others or by themselves, believe that individuals who identify as transgender but who do not experience gender dysphoria or do not desire to undergo a medical transition—through methods such as sex reassignment surgery or hormone replacement therapy—are not genuinely transgender.
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[...] trans medicalists themselves have self-consciously reappropriated the term 'truscum' to describe their position.
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