Transgender woman (trans woman)

Transgender woman (trans woman)

A term used to describe someone who identifies as and is a woman and was assigned male in terms of sex and gender at birth. This may be shortened to trans woman or trans femme. Some women who are trans identify as trans women, but not all. Others may simply identify as a woman (who happens to have transitioned). Sometimes, trans women are referred to as MTF, an abbreviation for male-to-female, however this is not the preferred way to refer to a person who is trans as it still centres and “points out” the fact that they assigned a sex (and therefore, gender) at birth that is not who they are.

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