I’m so freaking sick of the crap usage that goes like this: “So and so was born a man.” Or “So and so was born a woman.”
Are these people morons or what?
One is not born a man or a woman. to paraphrase Simone de Beauvoir, one becomes one.
One is assigned male or female at birth based on the appearance of genitals.
Instead of headlines labeling Nikki as being born a man it would be more appropriate to say she was assigned male at birth based on genital appearances. Transsexualism is physically invisible intersex condition with its earliest manifestations seen in cross gender behavior.
Use instead: “Assigned male at birth.” or “Assigned female at birth.”