Assigned female at birth
I didn't know Patrick was AFAB.
|AFAB||Assigned female at birth|
|SAAB||Sex assigned at birth|
|DSAB||Designated sex at birth|
|LGBTQ||Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer|
|GSM||Gender and sexuality minority|
|MTF||Male to female|
|M2F||Male to female|
|FTM||Female to male|
|F2M||Female to male|
|QTPOC||Queer and/or trans people of color|
|Terf||A trans-exclusionary radical feminist|
AFAB is a quick way to communicate that you were assigned the female sex at birth. Trans males primarily use AFAB online when expressing their journey from female to male.
In the 2010s, the LGBTQ community coined many acronyms, abbreviations, and terms to describe their identity. Some other acronyms related to AFAB are AMAB, SAAB, DSAB, FTM, and F2M.
You will most likely see AFAB on social sites like Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram, especially in trans male's bios. For example, a trans man may put in his Twitter bio, "AFAB but now male."