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6 Support Groups for Transgender Youth in Toronto and the GTA

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 18 December 2020
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18 December

Discovering one’s gender identity and deciding to boldly transition and authentically express themselves can be an emotionally-charged process for young people. In a world that believes and imposes gender stereotypes, the process of “coming out” can make the individual extremely vulnerable to internalized oppression, isolation and alienation, exposing them to the risk of loss of family support as well as bullying in school. These critical contributing factors dramatically impact mental health and overall well-being. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, LGBTQ+ youth face approximately 14 times the risk of suicide and substance abuse. Because of these challenges, trans youth…

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4 December

How Long It Takes to Get Gender-Affirming Surgery in the U.S.

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 4 Dec 2020

Approximately 1.4 million Americans identify as transgender, but universal access to gender-affirming surgery in the United States is still far from accessible. It’s important to establish that, unlike in Canada, federally-funded healthcare plans are an…

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24 November

What Is The McLean Experience For FTM Surgery Like?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 24 Nov 2020

Every year, McLean Clinic receives numerous patients both from in and out of the country for our chest masculinization procedures. We believe this overwhelming support is not only because of our commitment to provide the…

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10 November

How Long It Takes to Get Gender-Affirming Surgery Across Canada

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 10 Nov 2020

In the recent years, transgender health care in Canada has seen dramatic improvements. More provinces have expanded their public healthcare packages to accommodate gender-affirming surgeries, including FTM/N top surgery or genital reconstruction procedures, for gender…

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20 October

Transgender Health Care Access in Canada

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 20 Oct 2020

Despite being one of the most progressive countries in the world on gay and transgender rights, the hurdles of transgender healthcare access in Canada remain a leading cause of activism for its community members.  According…

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