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As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl

Some may be wondering why is there a book about a cis-gender child being raised as a girl part of this site.  Did you know that the doctor behind this story is Dr. Money.  When “gender-identity disorder” first showed up in the DSM many practioners, doctors and clinics used his research to repair or “cure” children who were gender non-conforming.  Money’s so called “success” shaped how gender non-conforming children were treated in the medical community.   To this day some clinics and professionals still use his technics to justify their actions. This book gives a good prespective on how one cannot change a person’s true gender without devastating results.

In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine—and a total failure. As Nature Made Him tells the extraordinary story of David Reimer, who, when finally informed of his medical history, made the decision to live as male. A macabre tale of medical arrogance, it is first and foremost a human drama of one man’s—and one family’s—amazing survival in the face of terrible odds.

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