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Transvestism is the desire to dress in the clothes usually associated with the opposite sex.

The word was coined in 1910[1] and Havelock Ellis studied it under the term "Eonism".

Transvestism has sometimes been condemnded by the church, quoting the Bible:

"The women shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for all that do so are an abomination unto the Lord thy God."[2]

See also Transvestite and Cross dresser.


  1. Magnus Hirschfeld, Die Transvestiten, Berlin, Pulvermacher, 1910. Quoted in Vern L Bullough, Sex, Society and History, New York: Science History Publications, 1976. Chapter on "Transvestites in the Middle Ages"
  2. Deuteronomy 22:5