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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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How soon after FTM surgery can I have sex?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 Jun 2018

The results from a FTM Top Surgery are felt psychologically and have lasting, positive impacts on a person’s lifestyle and well-being. It is a life-changing milestone for many transmen or non-binary patients. With this being said, top surgery is definitely a major surgical procedure. With the goal to create a…

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A Guide to Shaving for Trans Men

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 May 2018

Starting to grow facial hair can be a really exciting and important step for transgender men. However, facial hair usually means learning how to shave and trim, unless however you’re going for the lumberjack look! Firstly, be patient with yourself. It’s quite common along many males to share poor first…

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Entering the Workplace as a Transgender Person

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 May 2018

Many transgender people feel anxiety about either returning to their workplace following surgery, as well as entering a new workplace after their gender transition. Anxiety is completely natural, but you shouldn’t have to feel that way about being your true self. Here are some tips for entering the workplace after…

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Supplies You Should Have at Home to Help With Recovery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 18 May 2018

After top surgery, you can expect a substantial recovery period. If you have a desk job, or are a student, then your surgeon will recommend 1-2 weeks off before returning to work or your studies. However, if you have a more active job, play sports, or work-out, you should wait…

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Packing List For Your FTM Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 Feb 2018

Undergoing transgender cosmetic surgery is a big but rewarding step. Some people travel to have their surgery, in which case you will likely be staying in a hotel or with a friend while you recoup. Others are able to have their procedure done close to home. We’ve broken it down…

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