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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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24 February

Do Compression Garments Reduce Scarring?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 24 Feb 2015

Yes! They have been found in clinical trials to reduce scarring in almost all patients. They have beneficial effects both early and late in the healing process. For best results, they should be worn near-continuously…

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17 February

8 Steps for Speedy FTM Surgery Recovery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 17 Feb 2015

Every surgery causes bruising and swelling, and FTM top surgery is not an exception. This swelling and bruising will be noticeable for at least a few weeks. Even after it fades, healing will still be…

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X Natural Ways to Reduce Scarring after Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 3 Feb 2015

Transition surgery, like every other kind of surgery, will result in some scarring. In the majority of cases, men who have undergone surgical transition find the scarring to be minimal and love the look of their new chests. What Should I Expect? The location and size of scars will depend…

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What to ask your FTM Surgeon During Your Consultation

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 Jan 2015

Being a candidate for FTM cosmetic surgery can be stressful and nerve-wracking, especially for patients who are not familiar with the procedure or are unaware of what to expect. Do not be afraid to ask the important questions! At FTM Surgery, we know you have plenty of questions, and we…

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Can I Still Get Breast Cancer After Getting My Breasts Removed?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 Jan 2015

FTM chest surgery may be the most important procedure a trans man undertakes during their transition process. Because this type of surgery eliminates the presence of the traditionally female associated breasts, you can now be comfortable in your own skin. The surgery itself removes most of your breast tissue. However,…

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