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CTM or Close To Male is a term for intersex individuals who can be closely described as a wolffian, or described as 'almost wolffian' but aren't actually wolffian. This term is important, as the term "AMAB" implies that they are assigned male at birth and PWHP implies they have a penis, which is not always the case.

Many CTM individuals have XY chromosomes, however they do not have to. Instead, they may have other masculine traits such as a penis, testicles, defined muscle, a masculine body, etc. All that matters is that they can easily be classified as 'almost wolffian.'

They may have ambiguous genitals, be on the agenital spectrum, or have a vagina which means they may be assigned female at birth instead. Because of this, calling them AMAB may be incorrect to properly describe their experiences.

The feminine counterpart is CTF.

CTM variations

History

The term CTM was coined by Cryptocrew, specifically Angel, to fill a much needed gap in language. It was coined at the request of intersex friends and family.

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