What does SAAB stand for?

Sex assigned at birth

Many people in the LGBTQ community, especially trans people, refer to the sex assigned to them at birth as "SAAB." The acronym helps people distinguish between their sex when born (based on reproductive organs) and their gender identity.

SAAB is one of many acronyms that emerged in the 2010s that help trans people communicate their identity and journey. Other acronyms include MTF, FTM, GSM, and QTPOC.

You will most likely see SAAB online, whether it be on social media, in a forum, or in messages. For example, a trans woman may put in his Twitter bio, "SAAB - Male, Gender - Female."


My SAAB is male, but I'm exploring options to transition to female
Wow, that's a big decision
SAAB tweet
SAAB tweet

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Updated July 12, 2022

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