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

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Harper Collins, 20 feb. 2001 - 320 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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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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Reseña de usuario  - melydia - LibraryThing

In the late 1960s, the Reimers give birth to identical twin boys. When one is mutilated in a botched circumcision, they follow the advice of psychologist John Money to have the boy surgically ... Leer reseña completa

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Sobre el autor (2001)

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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