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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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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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How to know if you’re a FTM Candidate

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 8 Jan 2015

FTM top surgery is a life-changing event. You may have struggled with the decision to have chest reconstruction surgery for years and have finally decided it’s time to have the procedure. FTM top surgery may be the final piece in your transition puzzle, and we are happy to help you…

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What’s the Difference between Chest Reconstruction and Breast Reduction?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 1 Jan 2015

The idea of gender can generate much discussion. For some people, it is hard for them to identify with the gender that society sees them as. For some who are born women, they are not comfortable in their bodies and wish to achieve chest masculinization or neutralization. In laymen’s terms,…

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How Does Testosterone Affect Menstruation?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 30 Dec 2014

Testosterone plays a major role in the body’s function. It’s important to know how testosterone affects menstruation so that you can get the best results from changes made in your hormone profile after FTM procedure. Testosterone affects the libido and changes the balance of hormones in the body. This can…

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How to Care for My Chest After FTM Top Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 Dec 2014

Female-to-male (FTM) surgery is a complex procedure. As a result, it can be difficult to know how to correctly care for your chest after undergoing FTM top surgery. The following will help you understand the basics of how to properly care for your chest to prevent scarring and maximize the…

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How Can I Ensure a Successful Recovery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 Dec 2014

Preparing for your top surgery is a critical to a successful recovery. For many patients, it’s natural to experience anxiety regarding the procedure and how quickly you’ll recover. Knowing what to expect after surgery will ensure that you have minimal downtime with maximum comfort as you move through the healing…

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