Story of David Reimer: The boy who was raised as a girl for gender experiment
4 The conclusion and the sad end
Finally when the Reimers were suggested to reveal the truth to Brenda and on hearing the truth, she cut her hair, and started living like man. He underwent surgeries to remove his breasts and got his male organ reconstructed. The surgeries were successful and he began living a normal life as a teenager. He was accepted by his family and friends and he even found the love of his life and got married.
However, the depression of living such a false life, as a period of unemployment and tiff with his wife led to her asking for some separation period, which sent him over the edge and on May 4, 2004, he drove to a supermarket parking lot and shot himself. He was 38 years old.
Dr. Money denied to accept any responsibility for his death, since he claimed that David denied to accept the female gender identity because the family waited until he was 2 years old to start the procedure.