MTF / M2F / Male to Female
(abbreviation | adjective phrase)
These terms are usually synonymous with trans women but may be used by other AMAB people to express a generalized version of their gender experience. While widely used, it is viewed by many trans people as being too focused on binary genders and reinforcing the medicalization of transgender bodies. Many trans women have never identified with being male, so using this term generally to mean trans women is discouraged.
e.g. Claire was excited to find a forum specifically for MTF trans women.
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