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Title Dr. Money and the boy with no penis / written and produced by Sanjida O'Connell.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (approximately 50 minutes) : sound, colour with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Horizon (Television program)
Science (Television programme)
Notes Off-air recording of the SBS-TV programme broadcast 16/04/06. Copied under Part 5A of the Copyright Act 1968.
Colour recording system: PAL ; Region all.
Series title at head of title, on website: Science.
Contents Copyright notice: Commonwealth of Australia. Copyright Regulations. 1969. Warning.
Credits Editor, Matthew Barrett ; researcher, Caroline Marriott.
Performers Narrator, Dilly Barlow.
Cast: David Brocklehurst, Callum Pearce, Connor Pearce, Menno Kuijper, Margaret Holmes Drewry, Keith Cormican.
Summary This is the story of a boy whose penis was burnt off, in a routine circumcision procedure, which went wrong. The electrical equipment, used by the doctor, malfunctioned and Bruce's entire penis was burnt off. As a result, he was raised as a girl for the first 14 years of his life. This is also the story of the psychologist, Dr. John Money, who treated him. Dr. Money, a renowned sexologist, has a radical theory that babies were born gender neutral and that it was nature, not nurture, which dictated their gender identity. He used the child to research his theory that any boy could be raised as a girl. Unknown to the Reimers, Dr. Money was using their misfortune to pursue his own scientific research into gender identity. But, the experiment went terribly wrong; and the lives of twin boys, Brian and Bruce Reimer ended tragically. This is a cautionary tale of what can happen when science denies humanity in a bid to prove a theory. Includes reconstruction of selected scenes of the saga; and interviews with the parents for eye-witness accounts and comments.
Original Version First released: [London] : British Broadcasting Corporation, c2005. Original released in series: Horizon (BBC television series)
System notes DVD.
Language notes Closed-captioned in English.
Other author O'Connell, Sanjida, 1970-
Barrett, Matthew.
Marriott, Caroline.
Barlow, Dilly.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Subject Money, John, 1921-2006.
Circumcision -- Canada -- Case studies.
Children -- Sexual behavior -- Case studies.
Youth -- Sexual behavior -- Case studies.
Gender identity -- Research.
Nature and nurture -- Research.
Psychosexual development -- Case studies.
Sex (Psychology) -- Research.
Sex differences (Psychology) -- Research.
Sexology -- Research -- Canada.