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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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Health Consequences of Chest Binding

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 18 Dec 2014

Chest binding is an effective way for someone to make a gradual female-to-male (FTM) transition. You should discuss biding with your doctor to fully understand how to use it in a way that enhances the results you’re looking for while supporting your well-being. If you are considering long-term chest binding,…

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Criteria for FTM Surgery in Ontario

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 10 Dec 2014

Before undergoing any surgery, doctors will review patients to see if they’re suitable for surgery. For FTM procedures, the medical community has guidelines for both maximizing the safety of patients and for physicians to meet professional requirements. In Ontario, before obtaining the consent of a physician, there are criteria for…

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How Visible is Scarring after FTM Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 3 Dec 2014

Mastectomies, hysterectomies, genital reassignment surgery, and salpingo-oophorectomies are safe and effective with minimal scarring. These procedures are performed on a number of patients leaving surgeons with lots of experience collectively and individually. In addition to skillful placement of incisions, some postoperative habits can assist the body in healing and can…

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Do Your Milk Ducts still work after FTM Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 Nov 2014

Reducing the size of breasts requires removing tissue from under the skin, which is achieved through a mastectomy for larger breasted individuals. For individuals with less tissue in their breast, it is possible to opt for a less invasive surgery. Regardless of the procedure chosen, due to the extent of…

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12 November

Celebrating Pride in Toronto with Dr. McLean and the Gang!

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 12 Nov 2014

In July 2014, Dr. McLean and the staff of the McLean clinic in Mississauga, had a weekend of fun at the world pride event in Toronto. Thank you to all our friends and “extended family”…

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