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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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16 April

How Much Pain Can I Expect After Top Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 16 Apr 2019

Getting female-to-male (FTM) top surgery done is a milestone procedure for many transmen. It gets them one step closer to being comfortable in the skin they’re in and gives them the opportunity to live their…

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5 April

Which FTM Top Surgery Procedure Is Right For Me?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 5 Apr 2019

For a lot of transmen, getting FTM top surgery is key to achieving a masculine physical appearance that aligns with who they are inside. By removing excess breast tissue, chest masculinization is a great way…

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How To Enhance Your Top Surgery Results

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 4 Jan 2019

Transmen in the process of transitioning often place high importance on achieving the masculine appearance of a flat, broad chest. However, despite exercise and hormone therapy, not everyone is always able to achieve a muscular, toned chest due to their natural body type and genetic disposition. Top surgery is a…

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Do I Need Top Surgery To Complete My Transition?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 1 Dec 2018

Here at McLean Clinic, we understand that the ultimate goal of FTM Top Surgery is to ensure you feel more comfortable in your body by better aligning your physical appearance and its characteristics to your internal sense of self and the self you present to the world. This journey can…

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What is Gender Dysphoria?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 Oct 2018

For some transgender folks, emotional distress can occur when they experience a difference between the gender they are assigned to at birth and the gender they identify with and know themselves to be. This can lead to severe emotional distress that can negatively impact their health and day to day…

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