FtM – Female to Male (meaning and definition)

FtM stands for “Female to Male” and refers to a transgender individual who is assigned female at birth (AFAB) but identifies and lives as male.

This term encompasses a wide range of experiences and identities, including those who undergo medical transition (such as hormone therapy and surgeries) as well as those who may not pursue medical changes but still identify as male.

The journey of an FtM person involves aligning their gender identity, which is their internal understanding of themselves as male, with their outward appearance and societal role.