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How Common Is Regret After Top Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 August 2019
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22 August

Like any surgery, FTM/N top surgery is a big deal. After all, it is a major procedure where you have to undergo general anesthesia in order to alter your appearance. Unfortunately, it is relatively common for individuals who do decide to have this procedure done be told that they will one day regret it… but as most people will also tell you, this is incredibly rare. That being said, that does not mean there is no one out there who do not regret their decision to have top surgery. There are a variety of factors that can lead to regretting…

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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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Five Ways To Cope With An Unsupportive Family Member

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 23 Oct 2017

Dealing with an unsupportive family member may not be as hard as transitioning, but it definitely stings. Being transgender is a part of who you are and unfortunately, not everyone will be okay with it. Coping with an unsupportive family member is tough. However, there are ways you can try:…

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