3 Emotional Benefits Of Transitioning

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 18 July 2016

Making decisions about whether or not to proceed with transitioning is a major part of every transgender person’s experience. If you choose to transition, you must again decide the level to transition to. Making these decisions requires time and support. There are common fears of how you will be perceived by your parents, partners, children, and other family members, as well as concerns of whether you will be accepted by your colleagues, friends, church groups, and other bodies. You will also be anxious about the success of any process or procedure with regard to how convincing you will be to others as a male or female. That said, transitioning offers more gains than concerns, allowing you to enjoy a high standard of life. Some of the emotional benefits of transitioning include: Greater confidence For transgender people who choose to transition, there are a number of emotional/psychological concerns that they have…

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How To Legally Change Your Name In Canada

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 11 Jul 2016

One of the challenges faced by transgender people is that of changing their gender through the law. There are usually so many steps and processes involved before you can get your documentation amended to show your chosen name and gender. This can be much harder in some provinces than others,…

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5 Ways To Support Your Child Throughout Their Transition

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 4 Jul 2016

Most people don’t question why their gender identity does not match their body, but for those who do, this can either be a very difficult and confusing time or a very liberating and invigorating one. There are many different ways to be transgender depending on how comfortable the person feels.…

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What’s The Difference Between Gender Identity And Sexual Orientation?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 27 Jun 2016

At birth, we are assigned a sex based on our anatomy. For many people they feel like their biological sex matches who they are. For example, someone who is born female identifying as female. Conversely, many people do not identify with the biological sex they were assigned at birth. For…

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Six Ways The Media Affects Perceptions Of Transgender People

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 20 Jun 2016

The media is becoming more at ease with transgender people and how they choose to represent them. However, there is still a long way to go. The media doesn’t always portray transgender people in the right light which leads to false perceptions and stereotypes. When it comes to the media,…

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