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Transgender women

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    • M to Fs (Transgender women)
    • M2Fs (Transgender women)
    • Male-to-female transgender people
    • MTFs (Transgender women)
    • Trans females
    • Trans women
    • Transfemales
    • Transfeminine people
    • Transfeminine spectrum people
    • Transgender females
    • Transwomen
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    • found: Work cat.: Frankel, A. "Do you see how much I'm suffering here?", 2016:subtitle (transgender women) p. II (Transgender: gender identity of people whose birth gender does not conform to their lived and/or perceived gender; transgender person usually adopts, or would prefer to adopt, a gender expression in consonance with their preferred gender but may or may not desire to permanently alter their bodily characteristics in order to conform to their preferred gender) p. III (trans women)
    • found: Head, T. The difference between transgender and transsexual women, 2018, via ThoughtCo. website, Oct. 17, 2018(Transgender and transsexual are commonly confused terms that both refer to gender identity. Transgender is a broader, more inclusive category that includes all individuals who do not identify with the gender that corresponds to the sex they were assigned at birth. Transsexual is a more narrow category that includes individuals who desire to physically transition to the gender with which they identify. All transsexual persons are transgender. However, not all transgender persons are transsexual. Transgender women are sometimes referred to as trans women. Some may also be known as male-to-female transsexuals, MTFs, transsexual women, transgirls, or tgirls)
    • found: Craggs, C. To my trans sisters, 2017:p. 14 (trans women; trans woman)
    • found: Carroll, L. Clinical issues and affirmative treatment with transgender clients, 2017:p. vi (transgender women; transfeminine spectrum persons; transfeminine spectrum people) p. 179 (transwomen) p. 180 (transfeminine persons)
    • found: Strain, G. Play with femininity, 2016:p. 44 (transfeminine people)
    • found: Raymond, H.F. The role of individual or neighborhood factors, 2011:p. 1 (transfemales)
    • found: Bouman, W.P. Risk factors and clinical correlates of the treatment pathways for people with gender dysphoria, 2018:abstr. (transgender females; trans females)
    • found: Fotomar, M. Exploring the lived experience of male-to-female transgender youth accessing transgender healthcare in Los Angeles, 2016:p. 15 (MtFs; assigned at birth a male gender but identify their gender as female) p. 20 (MTF trans persons) p. 81 (male-to-female transgender persons)
    • found: Baker, S.J. Transgender behind prison walls, 2017:p. 47 (M to F transgender prisoners)
    • found: Eliason, M.J. LGBTQ cultures, 2017:p. 17 (trans woman) p. 18 (male-to-female (also written as MTF, MtF or M2F) transgender individual is a transgender woman ("trans woman" or "trans female"; some simply identify as women)
    • found: Social work practice with transgender and gender variant youth, 2009:p. xiv ("transwoman" or "female-bodied" refers to male-to-female (MTF or M2F) transgender people; some note that terms such as "MTF" are subjugating language that reinforces the binary gender stereotype)
    • found: Reclaiming genders, 1999:p. 204 (M2Fs; transwomen) p. 144 (m-to-fs)
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    • 2018-10-17: new
    • 2019-01-24: revised
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