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

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Harper Collins, 05.03.2013 - 336 Seiten

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“We should aspire to Colapinto's stellar journalist example: listening carefully to the circumstances of those who are different rather than demanding that they conform to our own.” —Washington Post

The true story about the "twins case" and a riveting exploration of medical arrogance, misguided science, societal confusion, gender differences, and one man's ultimate triumph

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. The boy's uninjured brother, raised as a boy, provided to the experiment the perfect matched control. 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.

Writing with uncommon intelligence, insight, and compassion, John Colapinto sets the historical and medical context for the case, exposing the thirty-year-long scientific feud between Dr. John Money and his fellow sex researcher, Dr. Milton Diamond—a rivalry over the nature/nurture debate whose very bitterness finally brought the truth to light. 

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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Subtitle: The Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl From the book jacket: In 1967, after a baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment. On the advice of a renowned expert ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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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 ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Dedication
Chapter 1
Chapter7 Chapter8 Chapter9 Chapter 10
Epilogue
P S Insights Interviews More
Acknowledgments
Other Books by John Colapinto
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Über den Autor (2013)

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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