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Refers to a person whose gender identity is the same as the gender as that assigned at birth (i.e., not a transgender man/woman). Colloquially shortened to “cis” or combined as ciswoman or cisman. The word cisgender distinguishes without assuming that cisgender is the neutral or normal state.


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