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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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What Are “Dog Ears” And Can They Be Avoided?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 20 Sep 2018

After a Double Incision Mastectomy procedure, a “dog ear” can be the result of excess skin and fat that protrudes and puckers from the outermost portion of the incision as it curves around the side of the chest towards the armpit. “Dog Ears” are the most common reason for a…

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5 Tips for Dressing After FTM Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 5 Sep 2018

After your top surgery, you’ll want to make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible. As you will be quite sensitive following the surgery, you’ll want to make sure that you’re dressing in a way that is comfortable, causes no pain, and promotes recovery. Once you’ve passed recovery, you may…

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What will my Top Surgery scars look like?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 3 Aug 2018

Scarring on the skin typically occurs after trauma occurs to the skin, resulting in areas of fibrous tissue that replaces healthy skin. Scarring can occur due to wounds, burns, acne, and surgery. The formation of scars is a very normal part of the healing process after your FTM Top Surgery,…

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What Kind of Nipple Sensation Can I Expect After Top Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 21 Jul 2018

For many trans men considering FTM Top Surgery, retaining sensation in their nipples is of significant value. At McLean Clinic, we specialize in two FTM Mastectomy procedures: a Double Incision Mastectomy and the Periareolar (Keyhole Incision) Mastectomy. Both these top surgery procedures involve the removal of breast tissue under the…

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How to Choose the Right Doctor for FTM Top Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 29 Jun 2018

Choosing to undergo top surgery is a major decision for many transmen or non-binary patients because you may be nervous, scared, or anxious about what it’s all about. Because of this, one of the most important factors during this process is to feel confident in the doctor you choose when…

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