David Reimer - in Popular Culture

In Popular Culture

  • The Chicago Hope season 6 episode "Boys Will Be Girls" (2000) was based on Reimer's life and the child's right to be raised as a male.
  • The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season 6 episode "Identity" (2005) was based on David and Brian Reimer's lives and their treatment by Money.
  • The documentary BBC TV series Horizon based two episodes on his life, "The Boy who was Turned into a Girl" (2000) and "Dr. Money and the Boy with No Penis" (2004).

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