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Ways To Support Your Partner Through FTM Top Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 January 2018

Transgender surgery is a big, yet positive, step. If your partner is going to undergo a chest masculinization procedure, there are ways you can support them and show that you’re in their corner. Have A Conversation It’s a good idea for you to have a conversation with your partner and their surgeon (if possible), so you know what to expect after transgender surgery. There will be blood and bandages, and if you’re squeamish, tell your partner beforehand and warn them that you might get queasy. They’ll understand. Not everyone can handle stuff like that with grace. Furthermore, you should understand the surgery itself. Ask your partner or their surgeon to explain everything from the type of anesthesia used to the incision process. The more you know about the surgery, the more helpful you can be to your partner. Don’t Ask Questions, Offer Help After your partner undergoes transgender surgery, don’t…

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Five Ways To Cope With An Unsupportive Family Member

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 23 Oct 2017

Dealing with an unsupportive family member may not be as hard as transitioning, but it definitely stings. Being transgender is a part of who you are and unfortunately, not everyone will be okay with it. Coping with an unsupportive family member is tough. However, there are ways you can try:…

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How Can I Be Supportive Of A Transgender Family Member?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 20 Sep 2017

If someone you love is having transgender surgery or coming out as trans, you may not be sure how you can be supportive. There are four important ways you can show your transgender family member that you love them: Listen, Ask, Learn and Help. Listen When a family member comes…

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How To Tell Your Family That You Are Transgender

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 21 Apr 2015

Coming out to family and friends can be one of the hardest parts of transitioning. No matter how open-minded or supportive they are, it is virtually impossible to predict how our closest friends and family members will react when presented with unexpected news. One of the most common – and…

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How to Support Your Loved Ones During An FTM Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 5 Mar 2015

Going through an FTM surgery is a transition for everyone in the family, but especially your loved one having the procedure. Offering your love and support is critical to ensure a smooth transition and to maintaining a healthy and happy mental state. Here are a few ways you can help.…

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