Ágora: Estudos em Teoria Psicanalítica
versão impressa ISSN 1516-1498
ARAN, Márcia. Transsexuality and normative grammar of the sex-gender systems. Ágora (Rio J.) [online]. 2006, vol.9, n.1, pp. 49-63. ISSN 1516-1498. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-14982006000100004.
The objective of this paper is to analyze the transsexual in psychiatry and partly in psychoanalysis. It can be observed that transsexual is referred to as pathology being that it is considered an "identity disorder", given the non-conformity between sex and gender. On the other hand, it can also be considered a psychosis owing to the refusal of sexual difference. What defines the diagnosis of transsexual is a normative conception of the gender-sex systems, which is converted onto a regulating system of sexuality. In spite of the complexity of this issue, this paper discusses the possibilities of a critical reflection in psychoanalyze that allows for the detachment of transsexuality in this normative territory of pathologization.
Palavras-chave : Transsexuality; subjectivity; sex; gender; psychoanalysis.