The advantage of the gender cloud is that one can ask people in that cloud questions. For example: "What is your gender identity?" Some of the people will tell you they are male. When you ask the next question, for example "Do you need hormones?" some of the people in the cloud need hormones, others will not. By definition (!) there will be four groups when you ask two questions. In our experience there are always more than four answers when you ask something to a group of transgender people. In this case, transgender people may answer that they don't know (yet), or that the questions are irrelevent to their gender development path.

Other examples: some of the people in the cloud will love the binary male/female. Some of them will hate it. Some of them need both hormones and surgery, but some of them will just need hormones - or just need surgery - or neither. For some of the transgender people Real Life Experience (RLE) before hormones is a very good thing, for other people it is damaging...

Some people might not react well on some kind of hormones, where other people have no problem at all. There are (unfortunately) still endocrinologists who think that when people react bad on androcur (= anti-testosterone-medicine) this is by definition a sign of mental problems. In some cases this is true, in other cases it's just a bad reaction on one kind of anti-testosterone-medicine and one has to try another type...

Be aware that the gender cloud consists of nearly all people (not just transgender people)!