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How biological sex and gender affect concussion risk and management

Highlights Concussion recovery depends on many factors, including biological factors (for example, anatomy) and gender-based factors (for example, societal norms in sport). Research shows that female athletes have a higher risk of concussion than male athletes, male and female athletes experience concussions in different ways, and female athletes may take longer than male athletes to recover from a concussion. Everyone plays an important role in promoting concussion education, improving athlete safety, detecting concussions and supporting athletes in the event of […]

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