What does AMAB stand for?

Assigned male at birth

AMAB is an acronym trans people may use to communicate that they were assigned the male sex at birth. Trans females primarily use it when communicating their process of transitioning from male to female.

The LGBTQ community has coined many acronyms to describe their identity, which is especially helpful online. Some other acronyms related to AMAB include AFAB, SAAB, DSAB, MTF, and M2F.

An example of when you might see AMAB is in a thread on a forum dedicated to people transitioning between genders. Or, you might see it on a health form when clarifying your biological sex.


I was AMAB but am in the process of becoming female
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Updated July 12, 2022

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