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As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who was Raised as a Girl

Title

As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who was Raised as a Girl

Authors

John Colapinto

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

Publication Year

2000

ISBN

9780061120565

Pages

279 pages

Genre

biography

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

In 1967, after a baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment. On the advice of a renowned expert in gender identity and sexual reassignment, the boy was surgically altered to live as a girl. This book is the human drama of one man's - and one family's - amazing survival in the face of odds.

Grade Level

9-12; Adult

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Family member death; Separation; Intersex; Transgender; death; loss; separated parents; intersex child; body issues; transgender child; boy to girl; gender identity

Main Character

intersex child; intersex teeanger; female child; male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

transgender male; intersex person

Keywords

surgery complications; botched circumcision; family problems; depression; suicide; alcoholism; sex change; infant sex reassignment; twins

Diversity Impact

direct

As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who was Raised as a Girl

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