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

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl

By John Colapinto

Harper Perennial, 9780061120565, 289pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 2006



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.