AGAB / DGAB / IS
(noun phrase | abbreviation)
Assigned [Gender] At Birth or Designated [Gender] At Birth slash InterSex. It is sometimes written as GAAB or GAB. This refers to what gender someone was assigned at birth. This is used when talking about a range of people who experience a set of common issues based on their birth assignment. AGAB is also used by some transgender people to talk about their gender experience without having to use narratives about “what gender they used to be.” Many trans people never identified with their birth assigned gender. It is sometimes written as AGAB/IS to be inclusive of intersex people.
e.g. AFAB people should generally get pap smears as it can help find and treat issues before they become life threatening. AMAB people face high rates of transphobic harassment when outwardly expressing themselves in what is commonly seen as a feminine manner.
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