Sociology review #2 (chapters 4, 5, 6 & 14) In april 1966, identical twin boys were circumcised but due to an error, one the babies had his penis entirely burnt. Expert medical advice said he could never live as a man normally. His parents watched a cbc television program featuring john money who could reassign david"s sex. On july 3, 1967, david underwent surgical castration and reconstructive surgery to become brenda. But david/brenda struggled against his/her imposed girlhood from the start. In 1979, brenda made the decision to stop living as a girl. In 1980, her father told brenda the truth and by the age of 16, she started taking male hormone treatments and had her breasts removed and a penis surgically constructed. He had sex with a woman at the age of 23. Later married her and adopted her three children.