Transgender Healthcare

The University Health Centre has physicians at the clinic who specializes in transgender health care and hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Contact the clinic to book an appointment. 

Gender transition is a personal journey and you get to decide what that journey looks like. There is no “right” way to transition. You may choose to begin with exploring your gender identity through self-reflection, joining community groups like ones offered at The Landing, or working with a therapist. 

If you feel ready to move forward with your transition you may wish to try some, none, or all of the medical and social transition components listed below. The choice is yours.

Social Transition
  • Presenting in public part- or full-time in your identified gender. This may include: 
    • Changing your wardrobe, hairstyle, or makeup 
    • Packing (using a penile prosthesis to give a masculine genital contour) 
    • Tucking (to give a feminine genital contour)
    • Binding (using a tight chest garment to flatten breasts)
    • Breast, hip, or buttock prostheses
    • Hair removal
  • Coming out to spouse, partner(s), children, family, friends, classmates, coworkers, community members. 
  • Changing your legal documents to reflect your chosen name, gender, identity, and pronouns used.
Medical Transition
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) 
  • Speech therapy
  • Gender-Affirming surgery: 
    • “Top surgery” (male chest reconstruction/mastectomy) 
    • Breast augmentation (feminizing mammoplasty)
    • Facial feminization surgery 
    • Gynecological surgery (hysterectomy/oophorectomy)
    • Orchiectomy 
    • Genital surgical procedures (vaginoplasty and phalloplasty)
  • Fertility preservation (sperm/egg storage) 
If you have questions about transitioning, or you are ready to pursue a medical transition, the University Health Centre is here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact the clinic with any questions.