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John William Money, who helped found the field of sexual identity studies, died Friday in Towson, Md. He was A psychologist at Johns Hopkins University for over 50 years, Dr. In papers on infants born with ambiguous genitalia and in later studies, Dr. Money challenged those assumptions, providing a systematic theory for understanding how sexual identity developed. Kenneth J. Early in his career, Dr. The two concepts still drive much research into sexual identity.
He was among the first scientists to study the psychological experience of sexual confusion and to grasp possible ways to relieve suffering. He was an early proponent of sex reassignment surgery for men and women who believed that their biologically given sex was at odds with their sexual identity. He also consulted frequently with parents who were trying to decide how to raise a child with ambiguous or damaged genitals.
Money became embroiled in a controversy that was discussed widely and repeatedly in books and on television. After consulting with Dr. Money in , the parents of a young boy whose penis had been destroyed in a botched circumcision decided to raise their son as a girl. In , Dr. Money reported that the child, who had been castrated and furnished with dresses and dolls, was doing well, and had accepted the new identity as a girl.
But in a report in The Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, a pair of researchers provided a detailed follow-up: the boy had repudiated his female identity at age 14 and had even had surgery to reconstruct his genitals. The report caused an uproar, and Dr.
Money was criticized in news reports and in a book on the case. In , the man who had reclaimed his sex committed suicide. His family blamed the effort to change his sex.