Why Are Girls More Likely to Sustain a TBI in Sports?

The hormonal and morphological structures in girls make them more vulnerable to TBIs than boys.

Posted on BrainLine March 15, 2011.

Produced by Noel Gunther, Ashley Gilleland, Victoria Tilney McDonough, and Brian King.

About the author: Wayne Gordon, PhD

Wayne Gordon, PhD, ABPP/Cn, is the Jack Nash Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and associate director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is a neuropsychologist and the director of the Mount Sinai Brain Injury Research Center.

Dr. Wayne Gordon

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Let's be more honest about this as well.
Girls are doing more dangerous airborn things as cheerleaders than are football players who are given padding for their ground-level sports.
There are no precautions for girls.
Yes...It is really that bad in girls sports, and the public education system is responsible for such gross endangerment