What is a cis woman?

Cis, short for cisgender (pronounced sis-gender, or just sis), is a term that means whatever gender you are now is the same as what was presumed for you at birth. This simply means that when a parent or doctor called you a boy or a girl when you were born, they got it right.

What is the difference between cisgender and female?

Cisgender is a gender identity. Cisgender people have a gender identity that aligns with the sex that a doctor assigned them at birth. For example, a male who is cisgender will identify as a man, and a female who is cisgender will identify as a woman.

What is the opposite to cisgender?

Cisgender, or cis, means that the gender you identify with matches the sex assigned to you at birth. Transgender is when your gender identity differs from the sex on your birth certificate. In Latin, “cis” means “on this side,” while “trans” means “on the other side.”

What does the C stand for in cisgender?

Cisgender has its origin in the Latin-derived prefix cis-, meaning ‘on this side of‘, which is the opposite of trans-, meaning ‘across from’ or ‘on the other side of’.