Last edited 09 Feb 2021

Trans man

The University of Oxford Equality and Diversity Unit, Training, resources and glossary [accessed February 2020], suggests the term trans man is: ‘A self-defined term for a person who was assigned female at birth, but who identities as male or towards the masculine end of the gender spectrum. They usually use male pronouns and are likely to transition fully to live as men. They may describe themselves as AFAB, which stands for ‘assigned female at birth’. This is preferable to describing someone as ‘born female’ or ‘born a girl’, as it avoids conflating gender identity with physical characteristics. Some people also use DFAB (defined/designated female at birth) and CAFAB (coercively assigned female at birth).’

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