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When To Tell Your Partner You Are Transgender

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 19 February 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 and acceptance. There is no right time to tell your partner you are transgender. You have to trust your gut. To help you, we’ve created three scenarios below that could prove to be opportune times to tell your partner your story. First date: First dates can be tricky because you have a limited time to make a first impression. You may also be nervous and worried about how you come across to the person sitting across from you on the date. If you feel like you’ve made a connection with this person, you can casually bring up the transgender community…

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Why Transgender Identity Is Not A Mental Illness

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 8 Nov 2017

There has been much debate on whether or not transgender identity is a mental illness. Some believe that being transgender is something you suffer from like depression, while others feel that this is simply not the case. In truth, being transgender is not a mental illness. What is mental illness?…

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All About Transgender Terminology

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 May 2017

The terminology that’s typically used within the transgender community can vary widely. Language is fluid and the meaning of a term can change considerably over time. There’s often some confusion in the general public regarding transgender terminology. The following is a brief guide to prevent any confusion and provide some…

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5 Things To Know Before You Watch ‘Girls To Men’

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 18 Dec 2015

Airing originally in October 2015, the documentary “Girls to Men” will be airing on TV as part of the “Born in the Wrong Body” series initiated by the UK Channel 4. Here are a few things to note: The documentary revolves around three young Brits who were assigned a female…

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Transgender Health Care Access In Canada

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 4 Nov 2015

Transgender people have a unique set of physical and mental health needs that seem to be compounded by prejudices against them, within both the health care system and society. The discrimination limits access to timely, medically appropriate, culturally competent, and respectful care, which eventually translates to increased risk of depression…

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