8 /10 Raised Brenda

Money’s idea was that gender identity, the way people define themselves in a sexual sense as a man or a woman, is not determined solely by how one is born but, more importantly, how they were raised.

Fearing that the lack of a penis would critically endanger Bruce’s ability to be seen as a “man,” he suggested undergoing surgery to turn his broken male genitalia into a false female set of genitals instead and raise him as a girl.


7 /10 Assignment Complete

Bruce underwent surgery, just under two years old, and emerged as Brenda. Money stuck around and took an interest in the case and offered his assistance to the couple to help guide the proper raising of this most extreme case.

The couple allowed it, seeing no harm in letting a professional psychologist help their child grow the way he thought he, or she, should.


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