Glossary: ​​Transgender and gender diverse terminology –

(NewsNation) — Below is a list of terms from NewsNation’s series on transgender issues.

The definitions have been taken from Johns Hopkins Medicine

Y JOYboth of which have full glossaries of terms on their respective websites linked above.

The terms have been listed in alphabetical order.

Sex assigned at birth: The sex (male or female) assigned to a child at birth, usually based on the child’s external anatomy. Also called birth sex, natal sex, biological sex, or sex.

Cisgender: A term for people whose gender identity generally matches the gender assigned to their physical sex. In other words, someone who does not identify as transgender. The word is derived from the Latin root “cis” which means “on this side”.

FTM: Female-to-male transgender person. Sometimes he identifies as a transgender man. Someone assigned the female gender at birth who identifies on the male spectrum.

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