Changing Genders: A Guide to Paperwork

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 23 October 2015

Changing genders requires plenty of life adjustments. Not only must they cope with the physical, emotional, and interpersonal changes that occur, but they must also consider their identification in the eyes of the government and the paperwork that is required as a citizen of Canada. Recent changes in Canada’s documentation requirements for changes in gender have made it easier to update documents such as birth certificates and driver’s licenses. Canada’s Changes Until recently, Canada required transgender individuals to provide proof of their gender surgery. This was also defined as involving both genital and chest surgeries. New changes in policy reflect Canada’s recognition of an individual’s right to define their identity without any specification of their physical bodies or type of procedures that they have undergone. The reforms, which have been implemented by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, make it easy for Canadians to update any gender markers on certificates related to…

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5 Best Movies and TV Shows to Watch While Transitioning

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 16 Oct 2015

Movies and TV shows have changed a lot over the years. The number of programs that are addressing transgender issues and representing strong transgender characters has perhaps been the biggest shift in mainstream entertainment. These movies and shows bring a greater awareness to what it means to be a transgender…

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3 Myths About Testosterone Treatment

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 9 Oct 2015

The use of testosterone allows for the transition of FTM individuals to take place. It’s used to initiate the process whereby male characteristics can develop, which includes effects related to body composition, voice, and hair growth. Testosterone must be properly administered in order to achieve the desired effects. Biological females…

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3 Tips to Ease Anxiety While Transitioning

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 2 Oct 2015

The transition period for FTM individuals can be difficult without the proper support systems in place. Transgender individuals face a unique set of challenges that other don’t, and should must implement strategies to ease anxiety while transitioning. Those around you may not understand the process of transitioning from one gender…

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Identifying The Difference Between Transgenderism And Cross-Dressing

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 28 Sep 2015

Many believe transgenderism and cross-dressing are exactly the same, but this couldn’t be further from fact. Defining the terms ‘transgender’ and ‘cross-dresser’ are extremely complex but in this blog, we’re taking a look at their vast differences. When it comes to sex, gender, sexual orientation, etc., there are so many…

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