Last edited 09 Feb 2021

Trans woman

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

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