As Nature Made Him
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl
By John Colapinto
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061120565, 289pp.)
Publication Date: August 2006
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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.