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Assigned Female at Birth

An individual who was assigned the sex of female at birth. Typically used by transgender and nonbinary individuals to describe their ‘birth sex‘.

For example, a trans man may be known on their medical records as being assigned female at birth, or describe themselves as such – that is, when they were born, they were identified as being ‘female’.

Intersex individuals may also use the term to describe the birth sex that was assigned to them, although it should also be noted that intersex individuals do not necessarily identify differently to their sex assigned at birth.

Originally published: 16th July, 2020
Last modified: 16th July, 2020