FTM stands for female-to-male. It is an abbreviation used to describe a transgender person who was assigned female at birth but identifies as male. FTM people may choose to undergo hormone therapy or surgery to transition to their identified gender. They may also choose to change their name and pronouns.
The term FTM is often used interchangeably with the term trans man. However, some people prefer to use the term trans man because it is more specific and does not imply that all FTM people have undergone medical transition.
Here are some other abbreviations that are used to describe transgender people:
- MTF: Male-to-female
- NB: Non-binary
It is important to note that not all transgender people use these abbreviations. Some people prefer to use their pronouns (he/him, she/her, they/them) or their name to describe their gender identity.
If you are unsure how to refer to a transgender person, it is always best to ask them how they would like to be addressed.
FTM is an abbreviation commonly used to refer to “Female-to-Male.” It is primarily associated with transgender individuals who were assigned female at birth but identify and live as males. FTM is used to describe the process of transitioning from a female gender identity to a male gender identity. This process may involve social, medical, and/or legal aspects, including hormone therapy, surgery, and changing gender markers on official documents. It’s important to note that gender identity is a deeply personal and individual experience, and not all individuals who identify as male may pursue or undergo a medical transition.