transmasculine

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trans- +‎ masculine

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transmasculine (comparative more transmasculine, superlative most transmasculine)

  1. Pertaining to people who were assigned female but whose gender identities are masculine.
    • 2011, Anurag Saxena, Biomechanics in Physical Education, →ISBN:
      Bodybuilding as a form of body modification is understood by transmasculine individuals to further enhance a desired masculine presentation.
    • 2014, Tommaso M. Milani, Language and Masculinities: Performances, Intersections, Dislocations, Routledge (→ISBN), page 197:
      I approach this issue through a focus on the role of the voice in constituting the masculine gender positionalities of trans men and others on the transmasculine identity spectrum. Transmasculine is an umbrella term referring to individuals who were assigned to a female gender role at birth but at some point come to self-identify as men, or with some other masculine identity, rather than seeing themselves as women.
    • 2017, Michael R. Kauth, Jillian C. Shipherd, Adult Transgender Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Training Mental Health Professionals, Routledge (→ISBN)
      [...individuals for whom] “man” or “woman” may not accurately reflect identity but are nonetheless on the transmasculine or transfeminine spectrum. We also acknowledge the limitations of language in reflecting agender clients who do not identify as masculine or feminine ...
    • 2018, Richard K. Adler, Sandy Hirsch, Jack Pickering, Voice and Communication Therapy for the Transgender/Gender Diverse Client: A Comprehensive Clinical Guide, Third Edition, Plural Publishing (→ISBN), page 141:
      For transmasculine individuals, it has been commonly assumed that voice and communication training is not warranted, because testosterone administration, which many undergo for gender dysphoria, is often sufficient for masculine voice [development].

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