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1. Identifying as having a gender that corresponds to the sex one has been assigned at birth; not transgender.
2. Of or relating to cisgender people.
A person who is cisgender.

[cis- + gender (on the model of transgender).]
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When prescribing estradiol and testosterone blockers to transwomen, testosterone concentrations should be evaluated against the ciswomen reference interval (20-22).
As a penal abolitionist, I am not sure if more "progressive" laws will be salutary, but I know that whatever legal reforms we pursue, we ought to evaluate carefully the unintended or run away effects of such law, ensuring that it does not ensnare cisgirls, ciswomen, trans persons while it ostentatiously liberates us from heteropatriarchal justice systems.
This disembodiment required the temporary forfeiture of Gaia's generative role, but, I argue, ultimately reveals online teaching spaces to be empowering and important potential sites for the demarginalization of ciswomen teachers as well as transgender and gender queer teachers.
Well, we have the closure of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival because ciswomen (that is, "womyn-born-womyn" [Ballou])) are offended by the threat of trans women attending the event.