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Can I Get MTF Breast Augmentation If I Have Never Been on Estrogen?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 25 September 2019
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25 September

MTF breast augmentation is an important step in the transition process for many trans women. However, is feminizing hormone therapy—or more specifically, estrogen—really needed in order to undergo breast augmentation surgery? The short answer is no. However, there are a variety of factors to take into consideration when deciding whether to undergo MTF breast augmentation with or without estrogen hormone supplements. What Is Feminizing Hormone Therapy? Feminizing hormone therapy can also be called hormone replacement therapy (HRT). What this process does is in the name: it replaces the dominant hormones in your body (for trans women, this is likely testosterone)…

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10 Support Groups For Transgender Youth In Ontario

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 4 Dec 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 Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 Nov 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 Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 Nov 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 Dr. Hugh McLean on 8 Nov 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 Dr. Hugh McLean on 1 Nov 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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