From the October, 2004 issue of Touchstone
Hope of the Hopeless by Graeme Hunter

Hope of the Hopeless

Graeme Hunter on Tragedy & the Life of David Reimer

In May 2004 the sad life of David Reimer ended where it began, in Winnipeg. He was not quite 40. In his earliest infancy, an unpracticed doctor botched the attempt to circumcise him, destroying his penis. His bewildered parents, not knowing where to turn, fell prey to an ego-driven sex researcher named John Money, employed at the Gender Identity Clinic of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Money persuaded the Reimers to do something almost inconceivable at that time: to press on with what the doctor had inadvertently begun and make David into a girl.

The Reimers were ordinary working people. They could not have grasped what a w . . .


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