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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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Will Pregnancy Affect your FTM Results?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 27 May 2015

If you choose to become pregnant after FTM top surgery, your life will undergo many changes. If you take testosterone supplements, you will need to discontinue them both to allow ovulation and to protect the fetus from unusually high hormone levels. Many strangers may also misidentify you as female, which…

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10 Ways to Minimize Scarring After Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 May 2015

Some scarring is unavoidable after FTM surgery. Your body will always heal wounds using collagen bonds and these bonds, when all facing the same direction, form scars. However, you can take action to make sure these scars are faint and flat instead of red and raised. Why Some Scars are…

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9 Things you May Need After FTM Chest Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 May 2015

FTM surgery is a major operation, and it requires about two weeks to recover. Even more importantly, you should try to stay near your surgeon for your post-op appointments. If you have a surgeon near your home, you can stay there. However, if you get surgery in another city, you…

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What Are The Different Types of Testosterone For Trans Men?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 5 May 2015

Testosterone is a tricky hormone. It’s not like estrogen. You can’t just take a tablet every day. Your digestive process denatures testosterone, so swallowing it is useless. Instead, you need a different delivery method. 1.Through the Skin Like many other medications, testosterone can be absorbed through the skin. These products…

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Top Surgeries: What You Need to Know

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 29 Apr 2015

Undergoing such an important physical transformation can be exciting, but it can also be a bit scary. In situations like these, it can be a big help to have some idea of what will happen and what you should expect before, during, and after your procedure. Preparation When preparing your…

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