An Update with the Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl

Aired on 02/09/2000 | CC tv-pg
As a young teenager, Brenda Reimer learned an unsettling truth: Brenda was born Bruce. Like her twin brother, she had been born a boy, but after a botched circumcision, her parents made the desperate decision to have Bruce undergo a radical treatment known as sex reassignment, changing their son into a girl. After hearing the full story, Brenda became David, relieved that his masculine nature finally made sense.

In 2000, after decades of silence, David appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to share his incredible ordeal and explains why he forgave his mother.