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,... read more
“I'm sick to death of feeling ashamed of myself. That feeling will never go away. I did nothing wrong, but it's like you're conditioned to feel ashamed of yourself. The very thought that I was wearing a dress, having a girl's name -- the long hair and everything -- I'm going to have to carry that for the rest of my life. You can't erase memories like that. I just survive as best I can. Keep telling myself, 'It's not my fault. Not my fault what happened. 'Mom and Dad wanted this to work so I'd be happy. That's every parent's dream for their child. But I couldn't be happy for my parents. I had to be happy for me. You can't be something that you're not. You have to be you.”David Reimer
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