This is a very important statement in the reasoning of their decision. Granted, I'm certain there will be other scientists and science that people can find that don't agree with the scientists and science this group used to make their decision. But it at least shrinks the pool of people you have yelling in the room when disagreements start to be expressed. As many of us have stated before regarding this topic. Make a decision and move on.
“This is not saying that people are encouraged to transition by the age of 12. It’s what the scientists are saying, that if you transition after the start of puberty, you have an advantage, which is unfair,” James Pearce, who is the spokesperson for FINA president Husain Al-Musallam, told The Associated Press.