How Concussions Affect Males and Females Differently

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Concussions in Males Versus Females

In recent years, research has shown rising rates of concussions in females.

One study of more than 80,000 high school students across the United States found that female soccer players were twice as likely to suffer concussions as their male counterparts.

Another study found that girls who play soccer are at nearly the same risk of concussion as boys who play football.

“Research shows the rate of female concussions is rising more than for males,” says Angela Colantonio, PhD, director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto.

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