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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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25 September

Can I Get MTF Breast Augmentation If I Have Never Been on Estrogen?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 25 Sep 2019

MTF breast augmentation is an important step in the transition process for many trans women. However, is feminizing hormone therapy—or more specifically, estrogen—really needed in order to undergo breast augmentation surgery? The short answer is…

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22 August

How Common Is Regret After Top Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 Aug 2019

Like any surgery, FTM/N top surgery is a big deal. After all, it is a major procedure where you have to undergo general anesthesia in order to alter your appearance. Unfortunately, it is relatively common…

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30 July

Does FTM/N Top Surgery eliminate the risk of breast cancer?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 30 Jul 2019

Top surgery is one of the most important milestones in any trans man or non-binary individual’s life. By eliminating the presence of traditionally feminine breasts, it can help you live a more comfortable and confident…

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23 July

Will I Need To Continue Breast Cancer Screening After Top Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 23 Jul 2019

For many transgender males or non-binary people, getting top surgery is one of the most important steps in their physical transition. Female-to-male top surgery is a surgical procedure that completely removes the excess breast tissue…

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15 May

How Do I Know Which Implant Size Is Right For Me?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 May 2019

MTF (male-to-female) top surgery is an integral part of the transition for many transwomen, as it helps fulfill their vision of attaining a feminine figure. For those that have looked into the process, you may…

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