The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

Are Sport-Related Concussions Different in Males and Females?

Concussions are not the same in male and female athletes. Join SIRC to learn about the sex-specific differences in recovery time, reporting behaviours and risk as well as the reasons behind these differences.


Infographic

Infographic describing gender-based research findings.

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Videos

Sex and Gender Differences in Concussions

Reema Shafi, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), University of Toronto

Concussions in High Performance Sport

Suzanne Leclerc MD, Ph.D. Dip. Med. Sport, Chief Medical Officer, Institut national du sport du Québec

Literature Review

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Canadian Research

The following list of research papers explore gender in relation to concussion assessment, management and prevention. Check out the comprehensive list of the latest Canadian concussion research.