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How Much Pain Can I Expect After Top Surgery?

Posted by on 16 April 2019
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16 April

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 life in the body they truly feel like they were meant to be in. But like any surgical procedure, there are many questions and concerns surrounding it — one of the main ones being pain. Is it a painful procedure? Is recovery uncomfortable? What can be done to manage that? These are common questions patients ask when they visit the McLean Clinic and something we’re…

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10 Support Groups For Transgender Youth In Ontario

Posted by on 4 December 2017

Whether you have undergone top surgery or not, you deserve to live as your true self. But as a transgender youth in Ontario, that may be hard to do. Even though there is nothing wrong with you, society may not feel the same way. There are places you can go…

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What Is Transgender Conversion Therapy?

Posted by on 22 November 2017

At birth, we are assigned a sex based on our genitalia. For some people, the sex they were assigned at birth does not match how they feel inside. If you are one of those people, you are not alone and there is nothing wrong with you. Many people may try…

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Transgender: When To Transition

Posted by on 15 November 2017

We can set reminders in our phones and computers to tell us to pick up milk on our way home from work, but we can’t set an alert that tells us when the best time to transition is. If you are transgender or struggling with your gender identity, it’s up…

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Why Transgender Identity Is Not A Mental Illness

Posted by on 8 November 2017

There has been much debate on whether or not transgender identity is a mental illness. Some believe that being transgender is something you suffer from like depression, while others feel that this is simply not the case. In truth, being transgender is not a mental illness. What is mental illness?…

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What Insurance Covers FTM Surgery?

Posted by on 1 November 2017

For many trans people, the idea of undergoing gender-affirming surgery is daunting, not because of the fear of finally becoming who they really are but because of the price. Without insurance, the surgery can be quite expensive. However, insurance is available in Canada that covers the cost of the surgery.…

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