The unanswerable question, to me, is how things would’ve turned out if Jazz’s parents had just figured, “Oh, he’ll grow out of this I’m-a-girl schtick in a few years,” and therefore hadn’t thought it worthwhile to take their 4-year-old child to a gender clinic, where a formal diagnosis of GID was made.

Well, it’s unanswerable to everyone. Hence a large part of the problem in trying to conclude anything from it.

As far as I can tell, Jazz seems all-in on her chosen gender. I think she’s 16 now. In a decade, if she’s still all happy and fulfilled and having a good life, then we can say that the right thing happened. If she ends up messed up, or even worse regretful/suicidal, then that’s a shame, especially if she later believes the gender switch to be the cause.

It sucks to be only able to judge a treatment by its outcome, especially when the treatment takes you down all these dark, one-way-only alleyways. But that’s kind of where we are with this.

Free markets, free minds. Question all narratives. If you think one political party is right and the other party is evil, the problem with our politics is you.