When Can You Change Your Gender on Government Documents?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 25 June 2015

For a long time, changing your gender on government documents across Canada required proof of transitional surgery. More recently, this rule has been dropped to allow those in transition to choose for themselves when is the most appropriate time to officially change their gender. The specific rules and requirements differ from province to province, but many have similar procedures. In Ontario, the procedures are somewhat different depending on your age when you apply. Those 15 years of age and under must apply as a child, while 16-17 year olds can choose to apply as a child or as an adult. Those over 18 years of age must apply as an adult. Applying for a Change of Sex Designation as an Adult Before you can begin the process, it is important to know that you can only request this change from the province or territory in which you were born, therefore…

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LGBT Support Groups Available in Ontario

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 Jun 2015

For those who are targets of discrimination, harassment, or abuse, finding a good support group is an important part of their lives. Whether you are new to Ontario, just beginning to question your sexuality, or looking to give back to the community, there are several support groups available throughout Ontario…

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Can Weight Gain After FTM Surgery Cause Breasts to Grow Back?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 10 Jun 2015

A common concern of those who have undergone FTM top surgery – and those who are still considering it – is whether their breast tissue can regrow following the procedure. There are many myths and stories surrounding top surgery, testosterone, and FTM transitioning in general that can make it difficult…

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Can You Get Pec Implants After FTM Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 4 Jun 2015

Achieving the masculine appearance of a broad, firm chest is an important aspect to many people who undergo FTM transitioning. Unfortunately, due to their genetics and body type, not everyone can achieve a toned, muscular chest through hormones and exercise alone. For those unhappy with the shape of their chest,…

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