Transgender people have a gender identity that differs from their assigned sex at birth. For example, a person born with male sexual characteristics might feel and express himself as a female. In this case, the person may wish to be called by a different pronoun, for example, “she” rather than “he”.
Transgender people are sometimes called transsexual if they desire medical assistance to transition from one sex to another or have done so.
Intersexual people, who are born with a variation of sex characteristics that do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies, are usually included in the transgender group.