Gender and Concussion

A recent study conducted at Ohio State University showed girls sustained concussion 68 percent more often than boys did in high school soccer. In basketball, girls’ concussion rates were almost three times higher than boys. Girls also took consistently longer for their symptoms to resolve. Girls’ soccer ranked second only to football in the number of concussive injuries in high school sports, followed by boys’ soccer and girls’ basketball. While fatal instances of concussion were exceedingly rare among female athletes, instances of post-concussion syndrome were on the rise.


Watch CBS News Story –

“Study: Girls More Prone to Concussions”


Read New York Times Article  –

“Girls Are Often Neglected Victims of Concussions”