How Does Testosterone Affect Menstruation?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 30 December 2014

Testosterone plays a major role in the body’s function. It’s important to know how testosterone affects menstruation so that you can get the best results from changes made in your hormone profile after FTM procedure. Testosterone affects the libido and changes the balance of hormones in the body. This can impact the frequency of periods as well as sexual performance. The following are just a few ways that testosterone affects menstruation. Increase in Libido Testosterone affects menstruation through increasing the libido around the second week of the menstrual cycle. At its peak, it will raise your libido and increase the intensity of orgasms. However, natural testosterone levels peak quickly at the end of the second week of the menstrual cycle and begins to drop again as estrogen rises. Because of this natural rise and fall, the optimal time for sex is in the first 14 days of the menstrual cycle.…

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How to Care for My Chest After FTM Top Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 Dec 2014

Female-to-male (FTM) surgery is a complex procedure. As a result, it can be difficult to know how to correctly care for your chest after undergoing FTM top surgery. The following will help you understand the basics of how to properly care for your chest to prevent scarring and maximize the…

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How Can I Ensure a Successful Recovery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 Dec 2014

Preparing for your top surgery is a critical to a successful recovery. For many patients, it’s natural to experience anxiety regarding the procedure and how quickly you’ll recover. Knowing what to expect after surgery will ensure that you have minimal downtime with maximum comfort as you move through the healing…

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Health Consequences of Chest Binding

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 18 Dec 2014

Chest binding is an effective way for someone to make a gradual female-to-male (FTM) transition. You should discuss biding with your doctor to fully understand how to use it in a way that enhances the results you’re looking for while supporting your well-being. If you are considering long-term chest binding,…

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Criteria for FTM Surgery in Ontario

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 10 Dec 2014

Before undergoing any surgery, doctors will review patients to see if they’re suitable for surgery. For FTM procedures, the medical community has guidelines for both maximizing the safety of patients and for physicians to meet professional requirements. In Ontario, before obtaining the consent of a physician, there are criteria for…

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