Story of David Reimer: The boy who was raised as a girl for gender experiment
There is a saying that we should not mess with nature. Nature has built everything according to how it should grow, work and behave. Ofcourse there are anomalies in even the work of nature, but when humans try to forcefully modify the work of nature, the outcome is devastating most of times.One such example is the famous David Reimer: Nature vs Nurture experiment done by Dr. John Money, who suggested the parents of a boy to raise him as a girl and treat him as a girl, after the boy lost his male sexual organ in a surgical mishap.
Here is the while story and its shocking outcome.
1 Who was David Reimer?
David Reimer was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1965 as a twin. Their parents were young themselves and when the kids turned 8 months, both the boys had some problem with their genitals. The parents took them to a local doctor, who decided to treat the problem surgically and performed a circumcision using an electrocautery needle instead of a scalpel. Doing so, severely damaged David’s genital and burnt it off completely.