- "Passing", the act of successfully appearing as a desired definition of person in the world, is a complex matter. Not only does the very accomplishment of passing require a vast number of factors be brought together and applied correctly, but it also raises questions about the nature of self definition, personal freedom, and social taboos.
the transsexual must study and incorporate selected behaviors and conditioning to complete gender presentation. Each transsexual must choose for themselves which of the cultural sex role components they can either live with, or find natural for themselves to express.
"Passing" increases survivability and overall happiness for the transsexual. Passing is composed of a physical side and a behavioral side. Earliest possible use of hormones is the best guarantee of physical passability. Unlearning sex roles and expressing natural, inborn gender behavior is the most important part of successful behavioral passing.