The psychologist John Money oversaw the case and reported the reassignment as successful and as evidence that gender identity is primarily learned. The academic sexologist Milton Diamond later reported that Reimer's realization he was not a girl crystallized between the ages of 9 and 11 years  and he transitioned to living as a male at age He died by suicide after suffering years of severe depression , financial instability, and a troubled marriage. Reimer was born in Winnipeg , Manitoba , on August 22, , the elder of identical twin boys. On April 27, , a urologist performed the operation using the unconventional method of electrocauterization ,   but the procedure did not go as doctors had planned, and Bruce's penis was burned beyond surgical repair. The parents, concerned about their son's prospects for future happiness and sexual function without a penis, took him to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in early to see John Money ,  a psychologist who was developing a reputation as a pioneer in the field of sexual development and gender identity , based on his work with intersex patients.
By Deirdre Reilly February 15, Since Donald Trump attained the White House, the LGBTQ community has been in a panic over its rights, fearing the new administration will not embrace it without question, as former President Obama did. While the trans community hones in on this legal status, many doctors remain very concerned about mental and physical health issues — particularly related to children struggling with gender identity issues. There is increasing evidence that gender dysphoria is an issue of the mind, not the body — and should be treated as such. This transgender concept is simply a social and cultural feeling. Meanwhile, the trans agenda is being pushed in public schools, local and state government, and the federal government. The agenda dismisses wholesale the rates of suicide among adults who use cross-sex hormones and undergo sex change reassignment surgery.
It is about as basic as I can make it. Read on! Let's start off, simply, at birth.
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