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Reading over interviews and reports of decisions made by this doctor, it's difficult to contain anger at the widespread results of his insistence that natural-born gender can be altered with little more than willpower and hormone treatments. The attempts of his parents, twin brother, and extended family to assist Brenda to be happily female are touching--the sense is overwhelmingly of a family wanting to do "right" while being terribly mislead as to what "right" is for her. As Brenda makes the decision to live life as a male (at age 14), she takes the name David and begins the process of reversing the effects of estrogen treatments. David's ultimately successful life--a solid marriage, honest and close family relationships, and his bravery in making his childhood public--bring an uplifting end to his story. Equally fascinating is the latest segment of the longtime nature/nurture controversy, and the interviews of various psychological researchers and practitioners form a larger framework around David's struggle to live as the gender he was meant to be. --Jill Lightner --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
A story you'll remember for a long time, well written and interesting!Published 6 months ago by Mart
I love this book! I was shocked to find out that all these events transpired so near to my home. The book is very well-written; it's attention-grabbing, very well-researched, and... Read morePublished on May 17 2011 by Sarah MacDonald
This book is really informative and is so interesting.
Anyone who is interested should get a copy and read it!
Incredible book, and one wonders how something like this could happen, but truth is stranger than fiction, they say. Read morePublished on July 3 2004 by K Baumle
'As Nature Made Him' is the horrifying true story of David Reimer, who lost his penis as an infant after a botched circumcision. Read morePublished on May 20 2004 by Melissa McCauley
I loved this book when I read it a couple years ago and was happy to see David on talk shows doing well. This month, May 2004 he committed suicide and I think the blood is on Dr. Read morePublished on May 17 2004 by michigan jean
David Remer, the subject of this book committed suicide yesterday, 5/12/2004. Weirdly, I was talking about this case
just yesterday with co-workers. Read more
As if the accident that mutilated Bruce Reimer when he was an infant wasn't enough. In my opinion Dr. John Money is a self important, sick pedophil and should be locked away. Read morePublished on April 28 2004 by Emily Braun
In 1967, six month old twin boys simultaneously develop inflamation at tip of their foreskins. A physician says it's phimosis. Read morePublished on March 21 2004 by Richard Russell