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A Guide to Shaving for Trans Men

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 May 2018
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Starting to grow facial hair can be a really exciting and important step for transgender men. However, facial hair usually means learning how to shave and trim, unless however you’re going for the lumberjack look! Firstly, be patient with yourself. It’s quite common along many males to share poor first facial shave stories. Learning to shave properly will take some time, and definitely some trial and error. Along the way you will also discover your shaving preferences when it comes to the type of razor, and type of shaving cream or gel. With these, there is no one right way. It’s down to your personal preference. Choosing a Razor There are several different types of razors available, such as: Disposable razors   These are plastic razors that are quite easy to find at a variety of stores. While these are cheap razors that do well in an emergency situation, they…

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Supplies You Should Have at Home to Help With Recovery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 18 May 2018

After top surgery, you can expect a substantial recovery period. If you have a desk job, or are a student, then your surgeon will recommend 1-2 weeks off before returning to work or your studies. However, if you have a more active job, play sports, or work-out, you should wait…

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Packing List For Your FTM Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 Feb 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…

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When To Tell Your Partner You Are Transgender

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 19 Feb 2018

They say that honesty is the best policy but when it comes to telling your partner you are transgender, it’s important to use your discretion. Not everyone is going to be accepting of your true self. We still have a long way to go as a society towards trans rights…

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Five Tips For Transgender Travel

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 12 Feb 2018

Taking a trip? Whether you’re travelling to experience other cultures and try new things, taking a beach vacation, or visiting relatives in another province or country, it’s important that you’re free of harm. To ensure you have safe travels, check out our five travel tips below: Research: You may live…

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Hitting The Gym After FTM Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 5 Feb 2018

Following your FTM procedure you’ll probably want to know when you can resume your active lifestyle. Or, if you weren’t active before, you’ll want to know when you can start taking control of your overall health. Hitting the gym after FTM surgery isn’t something you should take lightly. To give…

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