What To Do When You’ve Been Misgendered

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 28 August 2017

Whether you have undergone transgender surgery or not, you may still get misgendered. This can be a very painful experience. In some cases, the person didn’t mean to use the wrong pronoun. However, in some cases it can be done maliciously. For many in the trans community, being misgendered is a daily occurrence. Unfortunately, we are still a long way from a society where everyone is able to grasp the concept of transitioning and the idea of transgender surgery, but there are ways to handle being misgendered. Family If you’re lucky, your family will accept you as who you are and honour that by using the right pronoun to describe you. It may take some getting used to, but if they love you, they’ll make an effort. You can, however, remind your family of your gender when they mess up. For instance, if your parents accidentally introduce you as their…

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How To Prepare For Your Top Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 21 Aug 2017

If you are scheduled to have top surgery, you are probably wondering how you can get ready for it. Below, you’ll find a timeline outlining what steps to take and when to take them, so that you are prepared for your top surgery procedure. General Preparation If you are seeing…

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5 Tips To Bind Your Chest Safely

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 14 Aug 2017

Many people cross their arms constantly or slump to hide their feminine chest while others undergo the FTM procedure. Another way to hide the chest is through binding. Chest binding is done to flatten the breasts so that the chest appears more masculine. Binding generally uses a compression garment or…

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How To Cope With Side Effects Of Testosterone

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 7 Aug 2017

Testosterone, also referred to as T, is the main hormone used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that accompanies transgender cosmetic surgery. The reason testosterone is the prominent hormone in HRT is because it is responsible for promoting physical traits generally associated with male characteristics and suppresses the production of estrogen,…

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