Tips For Coming Out As Trans

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 June 2017

Coming out as trans is a big step, but a very important one that leads to you finally being able to live as your true self. Whether you are looking to follow up your coming out with top surgery or are still learning about your authentic self, here are tips to help you come out as trans to the people you love: Make connections with likeminded people Before coming out as trans, make connections online or in person and speak to others who have done the same. Ask them how they came out and if they can offer any advice. Be prepared to answer questions What is top surgery? What should I call you? Are you a boy or a girl? What is gender? These are all questions you might get asked when you come out as trans. It’s important to note that you don’t have to respond to all…

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10 Tips For Growing Facial Hair

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 19 Jun 2017

Transgender cosmetic surgery will leave you with the body you’ve always wanted. However, the same cannot be said about facial hair. Growing facial hair takes time, patience and even a little bit of genetics. To ensure you’re doing what you can to encourage that beard to come in, here are…

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How To Cope With Postoperative Depression

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 12 Jun 2017

For many people, the buildup to their transgender surgery can lead to a letdown once the procedure is complete. Postoperative depression can occur after surgery, and it can make you feel alone, despondent and as if you have lost all confidence in yourself. How to cope with the ups and…

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Swimming Post-Surgery: Four Things To Know

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 2 Jun 2017

If you’ve recently undergone top surgery, swimming after your FTM procedure may seem like an impossible feat. Will people see your scars? Will you feel comfortable with your post-operative chest? Before jumping into the pool, here are four things to know about taking a post-surgery swim: Wait at least 6-8…

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All About Transgender Terminology

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 May 2017

The terminology that’s typically used within the transgender community can vary widely. Language is fluid and the meaning of a term can change considerably over time. There’s often some confusion in the general public regarding transgender terminology. The following is a brief guide to prevent any confusion and provide some…

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