belgian killed by euthanasia after a botched sex change operation – john money, david reimer, gender theory

Nathan, born Nancy, Verhelst EUTHANASIA
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/belgium/10346616/Belgian-killed-by-euthanasia-after-a-botched-sex-change-operation.html

A Belgian has been killed by medical euthanasia after pleading for death because a botched sex change operation to turn her into a man had resulted in “a monster”.

Nathan, born Nancy, Verhelst, 44, was given legal euthanasia, most likely by lethal injection, on the grounds of “unbearable psychological suffering” on Monday afternoon.

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“I was the girl that nobody wanted,” Mr Verhelst told Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper in the hours before her death.

“While my brothers were celebrated, I got a storage room above the garage as a bedroom. ‘If only you had been a boy’, my mother complained. I was tolerated, nothing more.”

Mr Verhelst had hormone therapy in 2009, followed by a mastectomy and surgery to construct a penis in 2012. But “none of these operations worked as desired”.

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The Sad Story of David Reimer

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His parents, working-class people from the plains of Manitoba, drove him to the local hospital for a routine circumcision. He was eight months old. The regular surgeon had not made it in and an assistant took over. She botched the job. A cauterising implement burned David’s penis – and it fell off.

It was John Money, a native of New Zealand and the author of some 40 books on human sexuality, who persuaded them that the best course of action was to transform their son into a daughter. He recommended surgery, including clinical castration, and hormone treatment to turn young Brian into a girl. His parents agreed and the treatment began. Brian became Brenda and long trousers gave way to skirts.

The reality was far more complicated. At age 2, “Brenda” angrily tore off “her” dresses. “She” refused to play with dolls and would beat up her brother. In school, she was teased for her masculine behaviours. She complained to her parents and teachers that she felt like a boy. Brenda’s guilt-ridden mother attempted suicide. In the end Brenda changed her name to David saying she always felt like a boy, he took testosterone injections and attempted to lead a normal life.

On 4 May, Reimer, 38, took his own life.

Dr. Money (Psychologist John Money) had developed a radical new theory about gender identity and how nature versus nurture impacts whether we think of ourselves as a girl or a boy. He thought that while genes were important, as far as gender was concerned a baby is essentially neutral for the first two years of life. He determined the baby’s upbringing, how it was natured would determine whether it would feel masculine or feminine.

He [David Reimer] actually had difficulties even then. He didn’t get along with the other girls; he liked rough housing too much, and didn’t like girl games like playing with dolls. Dr. Money kept this information from his reports, it didn’t come out until David’s biography.

There’s more to this psychologist John Money:

John Money was a “sexologist” and he was the one who introduced the terminological distinction between biological sex and gender as a role in 1955. Before his work, it was uncommon to use the word “gender” to refer to anything but grammatical categories.

However, Money’s meaning of the word did not become widespread until the 1970s, when feminist theory embraced the distinction between biological sex and the social construct of gender. Today, the distinction is strictly followed in some contexts, like medicine,[4][1] social sciences,[5][6] feminist literature,[7] documents written by organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO),[8] and in some dictionaries,[9] but in many contexts, even in some areas of social sciences, the meaning of gender has expanded to include “sex” or even to replace the latter word.[2][3] Although this gradual change in the meaning of gender can be traced to the 1980s, a small acceleration of the process in the scientific literature was observed when the Food and Drug Administration started to use “gender” instead of “sex” in 1993.[10] “Gender” is now commonly used even to refer to the physiology of non-human animals, without any implication of social gender roles.[3]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender”

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Wikipedia’s account of David Reimer’s story
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Reimer

David Reimer (August 22, 1965 – May 5, 2004) was a Canadian man who was born as a healthy male, but was sexually reassigned and raised as female after his penis was accidentally destroyed during circumcision.[1] Psychologist John Money oversaw the case and reported the reassignment as successful, and as evidence that gender identity is primarily learned. Academic sexologist Milton Diamond later reported that Reimer failed to identify as female since the age of 9 to 11,[2] and that he began living as male at age 15. Reimer later went public with his story to discourage similar medical practices. He later committed suicide, owing to suffering years of severe depression, financial instability, and a troubled marriage.

David Reimer was born as Bruce, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His identical twin was named Brian. At the age of 6 months, after concern was raised about how both of them urinated, the boys were diagnosed with phimosis. They were referred for circumcision at the age of 8 months. On April 27, 1966, a urologist performed the operation using the unconventional method of cauterization[citation needed]. The procedure did not go as doctors had planned, and Bruce’s penis was burned beyond surgical repair. The doctors chose to not operate on Brian, whose phimosis soon cleared without surgical intervention.[3]

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 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. Money was a prominent proponent of the ‘theory of Gender Neutrality’—that gender identity developed primarily as a result of social learning from early childhood and that it could be changed with the appropriate behavioral interventions. The Reimers had seen Money being interviewed on the Canadian news program This Hour Has Seven Days, during which he discussed his theories about gender. He and physicians working with young children born with abnormal genitalia believed that a penis could not be replaced but that a functional vagina could be constructed surgically, and that Reimer would be more likely to achieve successful, functional sexual maturation as a girl than as a boy.[4]

They persuaded his parents that sex reassignment surgery would be in Reimer’s best interest. At the age of 22 months, Reimer underwent an orchidectomy, in which his testes were surgically removed. He was reassigned to be raised as a female and given the name Brenda. Psychological support for the reassignment and surgery was provided by John Money, who continued to see Reimer annually for about a decade for consultations and to assess the outcome. This reassignment was considered an especially valid test case of the social learning concept of gender identity for two reasons: First, Reimer’s twin brother, Brian, made an ideal control because the brothers shared genes, family environments, and the intrauterine environment. Second, this was reputed to be the first reassignment and reconstruction performed on a male infant who had no abnormality of prenatal or early postnatal sexual differentiation.

Dr. Money forced the twins to rehearse sexual acts involving “thrusting movements,” with David playing the bottom role.[4] David Reimer painfully recalled that, as a child, he had to get “down on all fours” with his brother, Brian Reimer, “up behind his butt” with “his crotch against” his “buttocks.”[4] Dr. Money forced David, in another sexual position, to have his “legs spread” with Brian on top.[4] Dr. Money also forced the children to take their “clothes off” and engage in “genital inspections.”[4] On at “least one occasion,” Dr. Money took a photograph of the two children doing these activities.[4] Dr. Money’s rationale for these various treatments was his belief that “childhood ‘sexual rehearsal play'” was important for a “healthy adult gender identity.”[4]

For several years, Money reported on Reimer’s progress as the “John/Joan case,” describing apparently successful female gender development, and using this case to support the feasibility of sex reassignment and surgical reconstruction even in non-intersex cases. Money wrote: “The child’s behavior is so clearly that of an active little girl and so different from the boyish ways of her twin brother.” Notes by a former student at Money’s lab state that, during the followup visits, which occurred only once a year, Reimer’s parents routinely lied to lab staff about the success of the procedure. The twin brother, Brian, later developed schizophrenia.[5]

Reimer had experienced the visits to Baltimore as traumatic rather than therapeutic, and when Dr. Money started pressuring the family to bring him in for surgery during which a vagina would be constructed, the family discontinued the follow-up visits. From 22 months into his teenaged years Reimer urinated through a hole that surgeons had placed in the abdomen. Estrogen was given during adolescence to induce breast development. Having no contact with the family once the visits were discontinued, John Money published nothing further about the case, which suggests that the reassignment had not been successful.

Reimer’s account, written with John Colapinto two decades later, described how—contrary to Money’s reports—when living as Brenda, Reimer did not identify as a girl. He was ostracized and bullied by peers, and neither frilly dresses (which he was forced to wear during frigid Winnipeg winters)[citation needed] nor female hormones made him feel female. By the age of 13, Reimer was experiencing suicidal depression, and told his parents he would commit suicide if they made him see John Money again. In 1980, Reimer’s parents told him the truth about his gender reassignment, following advice from Reimer’s endocrinologist and psychiatrist. At 14, Reimer decided to assume a male gender identity, calling himself David. By 1997, Reimer had undergone treatment to reverse the reassignment, including testosterone injections, a double mastectomy, and two phalloplasty operations. On September 22, 1990, he married Jane Fontaine and became a stepfather to her three children.

His case came to international attention in 1997 when he told his story to Milton Diamond, an academic sexologist who persuaded Reimer to allow him to report the outcome in order to dissuade physicians from treating other infants similarly.[2] Soon after, Reimer went public with his story, and John Colapinto published a widely disseminated and influential account in Rolling Stone magazine in December 1997.[6] They went on to elaborate the story in the book As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl.[4]

References
References

1 http://documentarystorm.com/health/dr-money-and-the-boy-with-no-penis/ Dr. Money And The Boy With No Penis Retrieved December 24, 2010.
2 Diamond, Milton; Sigmundson, HK (March 1997). http://www.hawaii.edu/PCSS/biblio/articles/1961to1999/1997-sex-reassignment.html “Sex reassignment at birth. Long-term review and clinical implications.”. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 151 (3): 298–304. PMID 9080940. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
3 http://cbc.ca/news/background/reimer/ “David Reimer: The boy who lived as a girl”. CBC News. July 2002. Retrieved 2006-01-20.
4 Colapinto, J (2001). As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl. Harper Perennial. ISBN 0-06-092959-6. Revised in 2006
5 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/horizon/dr_money_trans.shtml “Dr Money and the Boy with No Penis”. BBC. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
6 Colapinto, John (1997-12-11). “The True Story of John/Joan”. Rolling Stone. pp. 54–97.

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John Money, the psycho cunt behind it all
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Money

John William Money (8 July 1921 – 7 July 2006) was a psychologist, sexologist and author, specialising in research into sexual identity and biology of gender. He has been the subject of controversy due to his work with the sex-reassignment of David Reimer.[1]

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http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/11/us/11money.html?_r=0

John William Money, 84, Sexual Identity Researcher, Dies
By BENEDICT CAREY
Published: July 11, 2006

John William Money (8 July 1921 – 7 July 2006) was a psychologist, sexologist and author, specialising in research into sexual identity and biology of gender. He has been the subject of controversy due to his work with the sex-reassignment of David Reimer.[1]

John William Money, who helped found the field of sexual identity studies, died Friday in Towson, Md. He was 84.

The cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease, said Dr. Money’s niece Sally Hopkins.

A psychologist at Johns Hopkins University for over 50 years, Dr. Money brought a measure of SCIENTIFIC COMPASSION to a field that through the 1950’s considered cases of sexual ambiguity as oddities, glitches in the natural order of biologically determined sexuality.

In papers on infants born with ambiguous genitalia and in later studies, Dr. Money challenged those assumptions, providing a systematic theory for understanding how sexual identity developed. He argued that social and environmental cues interacted with a child’s genes and hormones to shape whether the person identified as male or female.

“He was the first scientist to provide a language to describe the psychological dimensions of human sexual identity; no such language had existed before,” said Dr. Kenneth J. Zucker, psychologist in chief at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

Early in his career, Dr. Money coined the terms “gender identity,” to describe the internal experience of sexuality, and “gender role,” to refer to social expectations of male and female behavior. The two concepts still drive much research into sexual identity.

He was among the first scientists to study the psychological experience of sexual confusion and to grasp possible ways to relieve suffering. He was an early proponent of sex reassignment surgery for men and women who believed that their biologically given sex was at odds with their sexual identity.

He was co-editor of the influential 1969 book “Transsexualism and Sex Reassignment,” which helped bring the surgery wider acceptance.

In studies, he tracked the progress of “intersex” children — infants born with ambiguous genitals — who were raised as boys or girls. He also consulted frequently with parents who were trying to decide how to raise a child with ambiguous or damaged genitals.

In one of these cases, known as the “John/Joan” case, Dr. Money became embroiled in a controversy that was discussed widely and repeatedly in books and on television.

[[Amazing. The New York Times shirked from naming David Reimer above.

For several years, Money reported on Reimer’s progress as the “John/Joan case,” describing apparently successful female gender development, and using this case to support the feasibility of sex reassignment and surgical reconstruction even in non-intersex cases. Money wrote: “The child’s behavior is so clearly that of an active little girl and so different from the boyish ways of her twin brother.” Notes by a former student at Money’s lab state that, during the followup visits, which occurred only once a year, Reimer’s parents routinely lied to lab staff about the success of the procedure. The twin brother, Brian, later developed schizophrenia.[5]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Reimer

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After consulting with Dr. Money in 1966, the parents of a young boy whose penis had been destroyed in a botched circumcision decided to raise their son as a girl. In 1973, Dr. Money reported that the child, who had been castrated and furnished with dresses and dolls, was doing well, and had accepted the new identity as a girl.

But in a 1997 report in The Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, a pair of researchers provided a detailed follow-up: the boy had repudiated his female identity at age 14 and had even had surgery to reconstruct his genitals.

The report caused an uproar, and Dr. Money was criticized in news reports and in a book on the case.

In 2004, the man who had reclaimed his sex committed suicide. His family blamed the effort to change his sex.

Dr. Money was mortified by the case, colleagues said, and as a rule did not discuss it. “Given what the field knew at the time, Money made the right call about what to do” with the child, said Dr. Richard Green, a former colleague and an emeritus professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. “It’s easy in hindsight to say it was wrong, but I would have done the same thing.”

Doctors today are far more wary of trying to re-engineer biology in this way, particularly in rare cases of badly damaged genitals, when the genetic sex is clear. Recent studies have emphasized the importance of prenatal exposure to hormones in shaping sexual identity.

Dr. Money was born near Auckland, New Zealand, and grew up near Wellington. He was a star student at the University of Otago and became an instructor there before winning a grant to study at the University of Pittsburgh in 1947. He later went to Harvard for graduate work, and in 1951 arrived at Johns Hopkins, where he spent the rest of his career.

THE FORCES OF ANTISEX cry in moral outrage when confronted with the evidence of sexual disabilities, and blame the new freedom,” he wrote in a 1975 Op-Ed article in The New York Times titled “Recreational — and Procreational — Sex.”

“In fact,” he continued, “they should blame the excess of inhibition and punishment regarding sex during the childhood of those whose sexuality is now disabled.”

Dr. Money was married briefly in the 1950’s. He is survived by eight nieces and nephews.

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This other page is in Italian, “homosexuality between myth and reality” :
http://www.centrosangiorgio.com/piaghe_sociali/omosessualita/pagine_articoli/omosessualita_tra_mito_e_realta.htm
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/pol/ thread:

>For the first thirty years after Dr. Money’s initial report that the reassignment had been a success, Dr. Money’s view of the malleability of gender became the dominant viewpoint among physicians and doctors, reassuring them that sexual reassignment was the correct decision in certain instances, resulting in thousands of sexual reassignments.

David kills himself, and then this piece of shit psychologist lauds himself as a savior and now we have reassignment surgery everywhere. This is what pure evil is.

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Anonymous CF 1 day ago No.21226918

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I found some more.

>In 2000, David and his twin brother (Brian) alleged that Dr. Money had taken numerous naked photos of the twins during their treatment and had forced them to engage in “sexual play” at age 7. In 2002, David’s twin brother was found dead from an overdose of the drugs used to treat his schizophrenia. On 5 May 2004, shortly after being asked by his wife for a separation, Reimer committed suicide. Reimer’s parents have stated that they believe Dr. Money’s methodology was responsible for the deaths of both of their sons.[10]

Money claimed that media response to the exposé was due to right-wing media bias and “the antifeminist movement.” He claimed his detractors believed “masculinity and femininity are built into the genes so women should get back to the mattress and the kitchen.”

Jesus Christ, this is sickening.

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Anonymous KP 1 day ago No.21227395

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>David kills himself, and then this piece of shit psychologist lauds himself as a savior and now we have reassignment surgery everywhere. This is what pure evil is.
The modern theory of transsexualism is influenced substantially by the historical cases of infant SRS, which strongly suggest that gender identity is an intrinsic quality rather than one inflicted by external factors.

Money’s retarded and vile positions are more in line with TERFs than anything a modern trans advocate would take up.

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Anonymous PR 23 hours ago No.21229274 >>21229862 >>21229898 >>21230101

The mother responded today:

> “When I saw ‘Nancy’ for the first time, my dream was shattered. She was so ugly,” says the mother to our newspaper. “I had given birth to a ghost. Her death does not bother me.”

>The letter that Nathan just before he died sent to his mother, had not yet arrived yesterday. “I will definitely read it,” said the mother, “but it will be full of lies. For me, this chapter closed. Her death does not bother me. I feel no sorrow, no doubt or remorse.

This is what happens when you let borderliners reproduce

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A personal account about John Money
http://ben-girl-notesfromthetside.blogspot.fr/2011/06/john-money.html

I am wondering how many people hanging around the transsexual/transgender blog world actually understand who John Money really was and how much he is to blame for transsexualism being under the DSM umbrella or declared a mental disease. Money was a psychologist, a sexologist, and an author and the biggest proponent of nurture over nature or gender identity not sex identity. He believed being transsexual was acquired like learning to fish and not innate such as inborn.

John Money coined the terms gender role and Money is the man responsible for broadening the definition of gender that allowed its usage to blur the simple fact that sex and gender are not the same. John Money was a Professor at John Hopkins from 1951 until his death in 2006 and was indirectly responsible for John Hopkins dropping their early SRS program in the late 70’s because he refused to stand up to the Psychiatry Chair McHugh. John Money was also a liar, a fraudulent researcher, and destroyed the lives of many transsexuals over the years. John Money was at least a supporter of the man-boy love groups and was in my opinion a pedophile and maintained a large collection of pornography that ranged from incest to necrophilia and included pedophilia. He often showed the collection to his students.

His frauds included the lies he told concerning the famous David Reimer case where Reimer’s penis was destroyed by a botched circumcision and Money supervised his rearing as a girl which was a total failure. He lied about the research results and was accused of molesting both David and his brother by the Reimer children. Money was an evil and nasty man and I know this from personal experiences since I met him twice. Once in a medical environment set up by Harry Benjamin and the second time on Television in Philadelphia after my surgery in the early 70’s.

The first time I met Money I was not quite 14 and the second time I was in my mid twenties. Neither experience was very pleasant. In the first meeting I was certainly not psychologically or emotionally ready to face his onslaught and was certainly not prepared for what he tried to do to me in a private meeting. The second meeting I was ready for him and a much more confidant young woman but he was both very mean but very convincing in the lies he told almost exclusively based on the David Reimer case fictitious results.

I speak from personal experience when I tell you John Money was an evil and deceitful man. Money’s belief that gender and not sex identity defined transsexuals was at odds with Benjamin and others but his writings are the reason Bailey, Blanchard and their ilk are not considered charlatans which they really are.

An article on CNN-US about therapy to change a feminine or sissy boy is classic Money.

Whether the child was gay or possibly transsexual we will never know. All we know is he is dead at 38 by his own hands and in a sad way what they did to that child was aversion therapy on a 5 year old.

It will never end until transsexualism is removed from the DSM and made medical.

~ by quintal on 2 October, 2013.

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