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The Resource As nature made him : the boy who was raised as a girl, John Colapinto

As nature made him : the boy who was raised as a girl, John Colapinto

Label
As nature made him : the boy who was raised as a girl
Title
As nature made him
Title remainder
the boy who was raised as a girl
Statement of responsibility
John Colapinto
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The true story of a family who spends 14 years trying to raise their son as a girl after his botched circumcision
  • "In 1967, after a baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment. On the advice of a renowned expert in gender identity and sexual reassignment at Johns Hopkins Hospital, the boy was surgically altered to live as a girl. This landmark case, initially reported to be a complete success, seemed all the more remarkable since the child had been born an identical twin: his uninjured brother, raised as a boy, provided to the experiment the perfect matched control." "The so-called twins case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine and the social sciences; cited repeatedly over the past thirty years as living proof that our sense of being male or female is not inborn but primarily the result of how we are raised. A touchstone for the feminist movement, the case also set the precedent for sex reassignment as standard treatment for thousands of newborns with similarly injured, or irregular, genitals." "But the case was a failure from the outset. From the start the famous twin had, in fact, struggled against his imposed girlhood. Since age fourteen, when finally informed of his medical history, he made the decision to live as a male. 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."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colapinto, John
Dewey number
  • 305.9/066
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC560.G45
LC item number
C65 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transgender people
  • Transgender people
  • Sex change
  • Gender identity
  • Nature and nurture
  • Transsexuals
  • Gender Identity
  • Transsexualism
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Amputation, Traumatic
  • Nature
  • Penis
Label
As nature made him : the boy who was raised as a girl, John Colapinto
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42080126
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060192112
Lccn
99040167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
As nature made him : the boy who was raised as a girl, John Colapinto
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42080126
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060192112
Lccn
99040167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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