Coined by Dr. Cary Gabriel Costello. Ipsogender is an intersex person who was coercively assigned a binary gender at birth who then grows up to identify with that gender. Ipsogender people are not necessarily cis because they were born intersex and coerced into the gender binary. That said, some people who technically are ipsogender may choose to identify as cisgender. Ipso means “to substitute” in the same vein of cis meaning “on the same side” and trans meaning “on the other side”.

e.g. Oshin considered herself ipsogender, as she has always identified as being a girl, but she came to find out that she was also intersex.

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