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Becoming Ayden [videorecording]
imprint
Toronto, ON : Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2004.
description
1 videodisc (41 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
format(s)
DVD, Videocassette
Holdings
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imprint
Toronto, ON : Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2004.
general note
Originally produced for television in 2004.
performer
Host, Hana Gartner ; Interviews with Dr. Aaron H. Devor, Dr. Ray Blanchard, Dr. Leslie Shanks, Dr. Pierre Brassard, Ayden's parents, etc.
abstract
The Fifth Estate follows 17-year-old Adina Scheim from Toronto, who is becoming a boy named Ayden. Ayden is willing to go to great lengths to alter her female body to correspond with her male self-image. Women and men of all ages believe that identity is not as simple as what kind of body parts they happen to be born with. In order to find their true identity, they are prepared to undergo major surgery, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars and is most often irreversible. Ayden's parents and friends, health and gender experts, and several individuals who chose sex reassignment offer insight into a charged and complex issue.
catalogue key
6366326
technical details
DVD.

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