Gender and Concussion

Gender and Concussion
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”

Dr. Stella Rivera

Dr. Stella Rivera is a distinguished sports physician with a profound specialization in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports injuries, with a particular focus on the ramifications of concussions and the long-term effects of professional athletic careers. With over a decade of experience in sports medicine, Dr. Rivera has dedicated her career to advancing the understanding of how sports activities impact athlete health and well-being.