People assigned female at birth but living as a man may describe themselves as a "transgender man", while those assigned male at birth but living as a woman may call themselves a "transgender woman". These terms can be shortened to "trans man" or "trans woman".
Hermaphrodites usually dress as women and assume the position of women when sitting. Transvestites wear the garb of either sex. Both care for their bodily wants after the manner of men or women depending on the attire they are wearing.
Most transvestites, in fact, are men who comfortably fill male roles in society and are satisfied with their biological sex. By contrast, transsexuals, both male and female, are uncomfortable with their sex and usually cross-dress for an extended period before they undergo surgery.
The cause of the Transvestic Disorder is unknown. Cross-dressing has been reported to produce excitement in childhood, which can progress to sexual arousal during puberty. If a person ages and the practice is repeated and encouraged, the urge to cross-dress may get greater, even as sexual pleasure decreases.
Currently, cross-dressing itself is not considered a disorder, but in some people cross-dressing behavior may impair functioning and quality of life and/or result in anxiety and distress.
Crossdressers and Transvestites are a marginalised group within the LGBT community, but it is important to acknowledge that they are indeed part of this community.
Cross-dressers are men who wear female clothing and often both admire and imitate women, but self-identify as different from both gay men and transsexuals, and generally deny having fetishistic intentions.
What is the typical "profile" of a transvestite? They are generally married, heterosexual males. Which group of disorders involves a lack of sexual interest and/or aversion to genital sexual activity?
As such, transvestic disorder should be treated with psychotherapy with a focus on negative self-perception, and the use of antidepressants, particularly serotonergic drugs, should be considered (Balon, 1998).
Transvestism is considered a disorder and thus requires treatment only if it causes distress, interferes with functioning, or leads to behavior likely to result in injury, loss of a job, or imprisonment. Only a few people with transvestism seek medical care.
Abstract: Transvestic disorder is defined as a condition in which there is persistent (at least 6 months), recurrent, and intense sexual arousal from wearing clothes associated with the opposite gender as evidenced by fantasies, urges, or behaviors.
 Three percent of men and 0.4% of women reported at least one episode of transvestic fetishism.  Majority of epidemiologic data relating to paraphilias derive from clinical populations, especially large scale studies are limited to jail inmates or sexual offenders and there are no studies in general population.