For most people there are a few things that tend to be taken for granted. One of these things is usually their sense of belonging to a certain sex. However, for some people that is something that early is a cause for a lot of confusion because the they discover (usually early in life) that the body and mind don�t match. Imagine the feeling of seeing your body developing into a man when you feel you are a woman and vice versa. The teenage/puberty years is usually a tough time for transsexual people.
Transsexuality (called “transsexualism” in Swedish) is all about gender identity and is considered to be a health condition in many countries around the world. There are no clear explanations why this condition occur so far but it is agreed that it is a condition that is best treated by undergoing a transition process that usually ends by a sex reassignment surgery.
Sexual orientation has nothing to do with transsexuality. The main orientations are heterosexuality, bisexuality and homosexuality and they tell you something about a person is attracted or able to fall in love in people of the opposite sex, the same sex or either sex. Just as other people transsexuals can be heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual.