The word ‘transformational’ comes from the Latin word transformere, meaning “to make to resemble or to become to another” and was used in a similar sense in English as well.
But it is not just in the medical field that ‘transformers’ have come to mean a transformation of the body.
In India, it has been used as a metaphor to refer to a transformation in people’s psychology, psychology of mind, or to the way that people behave in society.
‘Transformational’ is also used in many other places.
In the United States, it is used as an adjective to describe a person who changes, an individual who transforms, a person whose character changes, a self-made individual who is different from the norm.
‘A person who is transformed by being in a society that is different,’ said G.D.S. Raju, the founder of the nonprofit Human Development Foundation.
‘People who are transformed by different kinds of challenges, by different things, by the kinds of people around them.’
In the same way, it may not be surprising that people of different races and genders use the term ‘transformation’ in different ways.
‘Transgender’ is used by non-binary people and people who identify as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth, said Prabhjot Singh, a sociologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
‘We have people in India who are transvestites, and we have people who are non-transsexual people who do not identify as transgender,’ he said.
In other countries, the term is used in the sense of changing the way one is dressed, or changing one’s sexual orientation.
In fact, it can be tricky to tell if people are referring to ‘transformations’ in a specific way.
Many of the transformations that have been described in recent years have been so profound that they do not require much of a physical transformation, Singh said.
For instance, the transition from male to female can be done by simply changing one of the biological sex chromosomes.
In terms of mental health, ‘transgender’ may be used as slang for someone who is attracted to the opposite sex, Singh explained.
And there are also some people who use the word interchangeably with ‘genderqueer’ or ‘queer’, as well as ‘gender non-conforming’, ‘gender fluid’, ‘non-binary’, and ‘nonbinary-like’.
But ‘transition’ can also be used to refer, for instance, to a person undergoing gender reassignment surgery.
People who refer to the term as ‘transformation’ often have a different definition of what is considered ‘transsexual’.
But in India, the medical community tends to agree that it refers to a kind of transition in the body that involves altering one’s gender identity and/or sexual orientation in a way that is not necessarily medically necessary.’
In India, people who undergo gender reassignments often refer to their surgeries as a ‘transplant’ or as ‘tomboy surgery’ because they believe that the surgery is necessary for people to live as they want to live, said Gautam Gopal, an assistant professor of sociology at the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences.
But even as transgender people are using the word to refer in different contexts, they are not in agreement about what they are referring too.
For example, in the US, the Transgender Law Center of New York has published guidelines on how to use the words ‘transvestite’, ‘transwoman’, and so on.
But in the UK, the British Medical Association has not published a guideline on the term.
Singh said there is no scientific evidence to suggest that the word ‘trans’ has any medical significance, and the term does not carry a strong scientific meaning.
In a 2013 paper published in the journal Transsexuality, Singh and his colleagues found no significant differences in the way transgender people describe their gender identity.
They also found that transgender people were less likely to use gender-neutral terms, like ‘they’, ‘theyself’, or ‘themselves’.’
There is no evidence that trans people in the United Kingdom use the terms ‘transperson’ or transvestite, which is one of those very stigmatizing words, to refer specifically to trans people, Singh added.
Sing, the author of the paper, added that ‘trans-‘ refers to the gender of the person who identifies as a person of the opposite gender.
‘If someone wants to refer as transgender, they should not be able to be discriminated against by people who say they are transgender.’