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Packing List For Your FTM Surgery

Posted by on 26 February 2018

Undergoing transgender cosmetic surgery is a big but rewarding step. Some people travel to have their surgery, in which case you will likely be staying in a hotel or with a friend while you recoup. Others are able to have their procedure done close to home. We’ve broken it down to give you an idea of what you need to pack, whether you are having the surgery at home or travelling for it. Clothing: Bring your most comfortable attire. You will need to avoid buttons, zippers, and buckles after your surgery since you will be healing and will have trouble moving in the days that follow. Invest in some loose-fitting, snap button shirts. These are easy to put on and are roomy enough to accommodate your post-op bandages. You should also bring a pair of slip-on shoes so you don’t have to bend down to tie your shoes. Toiletries: To…

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Transgender Health Care Access In Canada

Posted by on 4 November 2015

Transgender people have a unique set of physical and mental health needs that seem to be compounded by prejudices against them, within both the health care system and society. The discrimination limits access to timely, medically appropriate, culturally competent, and respectful care, which eventually translates to increased risk of depression…

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Changing Genders: A Guide to Paperwork

Posted by on 23 October 2015

Changing genders requires plenty of life adjustments. Not only must they cope with the physical, emotional, and interpersonal changes that occur, but they must also consider their identification in the eyes of the government and the paperwork that is required as a citizen of Canada. Recent changes in Canada’s documentation…

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5 Best Movies and TV Shows to Watch While Transitioning

Posted by on 16 October 2015

Movies and TV shows have changed a lot over the years. The number of programs that are addressing transgender issues and representing strong transgender characters has perhaps been the biggest shift in mainstream entertainment. These movies and shows bring a greater awareness to what it means to be a transgender…

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3 Myths About Testosterone Treatment

Posted by on 9 October 2015

The use of testosterone allows for the transition of FTM individuals to take place. It’s used to initiate the process whereby male characteristics can develop, which includes effects related to body composition, voice, and hair growth. Testosterone must be properly administered in order to achieve the desired effects. Biological females…

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3 Tips to Ease Anxiety While Transitioning

Posted by on 2 October 2015

The transition period for FTM individuals can be difficult without the proper support systems in place. Transgender individuals face a unique set of challenges that other don’t, and should must implement strategies to ease anxiety while transitioning. Those around you may not understand the process of transitioning from one gender…

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