Your FTM Top Surgery Fundraising Options

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 December 2017

Although you can’t put a price on the freedom associated with finally being able to live as your true self, an FTM (female-to-male) procedure can be quite expensive. There are, however, fundraising options that can help cut costs. Crowdfunding Crowdfunding involves raising small amounts of money from a large group of people with one common goal. In this case, the goal would be to cover the costs of your FTM procedure. There are numerous crowdfunding sites available, but make sure that you read the fine print of whichever one you decide on. Some crowdfunding websites take a hefty percentage of the money you raised. Giving up 5% of your total might be doable but 15% is pushing it. Sell what you don’t need If you have any clothing, shoes, etc. that are in good condition you can sell them online to make money to put toward your surgery. You can…

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Seven Inspiring TED Talks You Should Watch On The Transgender Experience

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 18 Dec 2017

Transgender cosmetic surgery does not define who you are, although it can help. Whether you’ve had the procedure or not, you are still entitled to live as your true self. If you’re looking for inspiration from others who live the transgender experience, look to these seven TED talks. The Importance…

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The History Of Top Surgery: Developments And Improvements

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 11 Dec 2017

Breasts are a physical attribute associated with women. For trans men the double incision mastectomy, a type of top surgery, can eliminate the breasts and create a masculinized chest. This allows trans men to live comfortably in their own skin without feeling like there is feminine energy/characteristics hanging over them.…

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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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