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A Brief History of Gay & Transgender Rights in Canada

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 25 June 2020
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25 June

Through the years, Canada has moved progressively towards acknowledging and supporting transgender rights (or the lack thereof). From a country heavily influenced by Britain in criminalizing homosexuality to emerging as a champion for the LGBT+ community. Let’s take a look at the pivotal milestones in the history of transgender rights in Canada to see how far we have come and how much further we need to go. Pre-Colonial Canada It is critical to recognize that before the European colonization, the Indigenous peoples in Canada, particularly in Turtle Island, have high regard for sexual and gender diversity. Two-Spirit people who identify…

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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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Is Top Surgery Possible When You’re Older?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 16 Oct 2017

Can you undergo FTM surgery if you’re over 50? The answer is yes! Top surgery when you’re older Getting top surgery is an important decision, whether you identify as trans or not. It is a big positive step that can be taken at any age as long as you are…

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Smoking And Surgery: The Dangers Of Smoking And Strategies To Quit

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 9 Oct 2017

Smoking is a dangerous habit. It causes cancer and disrupts your body’s natural healing process. If you are a smoker and are planning on having FTM top surgery, your surgeon will ask that you quit prior to your procedure. You will also need to remain a non-smoker during your recovery.…

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FTM Surgery And Sensation: What To Expect

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 2 Oct 2017

You may have read that FTM top surgery reduces certain sensations felt in or on the chest. For FTM surgery, because the breast tissue is removed from underneath the nipple, the amount of sensation lost varies from person to person. Why does some sensation loss occur? Breast tissue contains a…

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Is A Keyhole Mastectomy The Best Option For Me?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 27 Sep 2017

If you are looking to transition, you may be researching surgical options to flatten your chest. There are many types of transgender surgeries available that deal with chest reconstruction. One of the them is the keyhole mastectomy. This involves a specific type of incision and can only be performed on…

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