David Reimer

 

 

 

Age: 38

 

Summary: Canadian man who was the subject of a study that became known as the John/Joan case in the 1970's and 1980's, who was born a boy but after a botched circumcision was raised by his parents as a girl at the urging of a doctor, whose sexual reassignment was then widely reported as a success and proof that children are not by nature feminine or masculine (his twin brother Brian who died in 2002 served as the experiment control), but who reasserted his male identity as a teenager, and whose story was told in John Colapinto's 2000 book As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

 

Born: August 22, 1965

 

Died: May 4, 2004

 

Location: Winnipeg, Canada