You didn't answer these questions yourself, so I will answer for myself. (You can probably tell by the font color which way I'm leaning). 1. If I had a magic button that you could press that would make you wake up tomorrow as a girl, with everyone else understanding you and relating to you as a girl, irrevocably but painlessly, would you press it? Probably, yes. 2. Alternatively, if I had a magic button that you could press that would make you wake up tomorrow still as a guy, but without any of the gender issues you've been having, not questioning your gender, and able to live happily as a guy with zero dysphoria, would you press it? Only if said girl button did not exist. 3. If I had both of those buttons, which one would you rather press, all other things being equal? Probably the woman because I would likely still be a bit girly and want to be in a relationship with a man, both of those would be easier if I was a woman. 4. If I had a test that could tell you if you were a guy or a girl, which answer would you be hoping for as you took it? Which way would you try to skew your answers, if you did (consciously or not) try to skew them in either direction? I would probably skew toward woman but only if the I could possibly truthfully answer multiple ways. 5. If you washed up on a desert island, by yourself, but with any amount of both male and female clothing, with no hope of rescue but otherwise everything that you needed for a relatively healthy and happy life, would you choose to present as male? female? neither? a mix of the two? one way some of the time, the other way the rest? If for some bizarre reason a lifetime supply of hormones washed up with you as well, do you think you'd take them? What if you washed up with the button from the first thought experiment - in a situation where you were by yourself, would you press it? So all of this stuff keeps washing up and no one's there to rescue me? What is this Gilligan's Island where visitors come and go and no one ever gets rescued? I think I would dress one way some of the time and the other way. No to the hormones because I don't know what medical problems could arise. Once again "probably, yes" to the button. And while all of this stuff is washing up, can I get an extremely large pepperoni pizza? A girl needs to eat. 6. Let's say I had a test that asked about all of the things, very thorough, and at the end it would tell you, with 100% accuracy, whether or not you were trans. So you take it, and it tells you, "Well, you've got some mild gender confusion, but you're definitely not trans, and you shouldn't transition." How would that make you feel? I think that's probably how the test would come out if I took it, so I would accept that. 7. On the other hand, what if the test told you "Yup, you're definitely trans all right, and you should probably start planning your transition." - how would you feel about that? Nervous. Transitioning is a long, difficult process. I'd much rather go with the button.