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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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5 Tips To Bind Your Chest Safely

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 14 Aug 2017

Many people cross their arms constantly or slump to hide their feminine chest while others undergo the FTM procedure. Another way to hide the chest is through binding. Chest binding is done to flatten the breasts so that the chest appears more masculine. Binding generally uses a compression garment or…

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How To Cope With Side Effects Of Testosterone

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 7 Aug 2017

Testosterone, also referred to as T, is the main hormone used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that accompanies transgender cosmetic surgery. The reason testosterone is the prominent hormone in HRT is because it is responsible for promoting physical traits generally associated with male characteristics and suppresses the production of estrogen,…

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What Happens During Your First Year On Testosterone

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 Jul 2017

Transgender cosmetic surgery can masculinize your chest, but it cannot help you grow facial hair or deepen your voice. However, if you combine the FTM procedure with testosterone therapy, you can achieve great results. Here’s what you can expect during your first year on testosterone whether you’ve undergone transgender cosmetic…

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Five Questions Transgender People Are Sometimes Afraid To Ask

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 19 Jul 2017

We have come a long way as a society, but we still have much work to do. Although some people are more accepting than others of transgender people, there is still a stigma that must be broken to allow you and others like you to live comfortably. As a transgender…

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Chest Binding Safety 101

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 12 Jul 2017

If you are thinking of undergoing transgender surgery but first want to see how you would look with a masculine chest and are interested in binding to conceal your breasts, there are a few things you’ll need to know. Chest binding, if done correctly, is safe and can be quite…

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