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Changing Genders: A Guide to Paperwork

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean 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 requirements for changes in gender have made it easier to update documents such as birth certificates and driver’s licenses. Canada’s Changes Until recently, Canada required transgender individuals to provide proof of their gender surgery. This was also defined as involving both genital and chest surgeries. New changes in policy reflect Canada’s recognition of an individual’s right to define their identity without any specification of their physical bodies or type of procedures that they have undergone. The reforms, which have been implemented by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, make it easy for Canadians to update any gender markers on certificates related to…

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How to Care for My Chest After FTM Top Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 Dec 2014

Female-to-male (FTM) surgery is a complex procedure. As a result, it can be difficult to know how to correctly care for your chest after undergoing FTM top surgery. The following will help you understand the basics of how to properly care for your chest to prevent scarring and maximize the…

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How Can I Ensure a Successful Recovery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 Dec 2014

Preparing for your top surgery is a critical to a successful recovery. For many patients, it’s natural to experience anxiety regarding the procedure and how quickly you’ll recover. Knowing what to expect after surgery will ensure that you have minimal downtime with maximum comfort as you move through the healing…

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22 May

Should You Continue to Take Testosterone Forever After FTM Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 May 2014

If you have had or are considering female to male transgender surgery, there is a good chance that you are currently taking testosterone to assist in acquiring the desired physical changes of an ftm transition.…

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