Story of David Reimer: The boy who was raised as a girl for gender experiment
2 The controversial experiment
The parents of the kids were referred to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for further diagnosis and treatment, where they met Dr. John Money, who was the leading expert of gender identity. As with all the medical professionals, Dr. Money also suggested that David would have to learn to live without his male organ. However in what is now a controversial move, he suggested to the parents that they should dress David as a girl and renamed him Brenda. David’s mother was already thinking of turning her son into a daughter and saw this as perfect opportunity.