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

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Harper Collins, 20 feb. 2001 - 289 páginas
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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 a 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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Reseña de usuario  - kmajort - LibraryThing

Stumbled upon this one day - blew my mind that doctors - and parents! - would do this to a child. [Am not getting into circumcision and other genital mutilations at this point - don't get me started ... Leer reseña completa

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Reseña de usuario  - KamGeb - LibraryThing

This was a fascinating biography. David's life is unique and very interesting. The book also gives an interesting history of the treatment of intersex children and how their treatment has changed over ... Leer reseña completa

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John Colapinto has written for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Esquire, Mademoiselle, Us Weekly, and Rolling Stone, where the landmark National Magazine Award-winning article that was the basis for As Nature Made Him first appeared. He is also the author of the novel About the Author. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

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