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Top Skincare Products Used By The Trans Community

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 December 2016

The use of clothes, skincare products, binders and other items can help transgender men and women enhance their appearance in a way that makes them feel more congruent with their gender identity. There are many top skincare products used by the FTM trans community. The following will help you choose the items that are right for your needs before, during, or after the transition process. Start With The Basics For Healthy Skin For many people, taking testosterone can lead to breakouts and other skin conditions. As well, increased hair growth and shaving can lead to skin rashes. There’s a wide range of products for you to choose from, but some can irritate or cause allergic reactions on your skin. People have different skin types (dry, oily, combination, etc.), which means that not all products will work for everyone. You may need to experiment before finding the right products for you.…

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Common Mental Health Struggles For Transgender Men And Women

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 19 Dec 2016

Transgender men and women face unique challenges. In addition to struggles with acceptance among family and friends, employment discrimination, and legislative battles, the transgender community faces mental health struggles. Common mental health issues can impact a person’s ability to function on a daily basis while compounding the impacts of issues…

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Six Ways The Media Affects Perceptions Of Transgender People

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 20 Jun 2016

The media is becoming more at ease with transgender people and how they choose to represent them. However, there is still a long way to go. The media doesn’t always portray transgender people in the right light which leads to false perceptions and stereotypes. When it comes to the media,…

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When Did Laverne Cox Come Out As A Woman?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 28 Mar 2016

Ever since her character, Sophia, in Orange is the New Black, Actress Laverne Cox has become the face of the transgender movement in America, and a powerful advocate for transgender women. She was the first among the transgender community to appear on the cover of Time magazine in May 2014,…

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5 Inspiring Transgender Athletes

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 7 Mar 2016

It has been common practice to segregate athletes on the basis of gender for fairness in competitions, but it gets a little tricky when it comes to distinguishing athletes whose physiological traits, which would clearly distinguish them as either male or female, do not match their gender identity. The umbrella…

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