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and John Money Gender Reassignment Controversy : The John /

@inproceedings{Reimer2018andJM,
  title={and John Money Gender Reassignment Controversy : The John /},
  author={David J. Reimer and J. Case},
  year={2018}
}
In the mid-1960s, psychologist John Money encouraged the gender reassignment of David Reimer, who was born a biological male but suffered irreparable damage to his penis as an infant. Born in 1965 as Bruce Reimer, his penis was irreparably damaged during infancy due to a failed circumcision. After encouragement from Money, Reimer?s parents decided to raise Reimer as a girl. Reimer underwent surgery as an infant to construct rudimentary female genitals, and was given female hormones [2] during… Expand

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