Acronyms denoting “Assigned Female at Birth”, “Assigned Intersex at Birth” and “Assigned Male at Birth”
Commonly used by the trans and non-binary community, sometimes written as “CAMAB/CAFAB” in order to emphasize the coercive nature of asigning gender at birth.
Not related to ACAB. (No one is assigned “cop” at birth.)
Common Practices & Experiences
- Use by transgender and non-binary people.
- Use by cis people, for various reasons
- Wider acceptance amongst younger or “very online” demographics than older terminology which attempted to serve the same function (ie “MTF, FTM” etc)
Julia is non-binary and trans-feminine and loves being part of the queer community, but finds some spaces unwelcoming to AMAB people because of TERF infestation.