1. Sustain more concussions at a higher rate than their male counterparts in sports with similar rules.
3. Have longer recovery periods than males, and more Post Concussion Syndrome
Yet today, more than 20 years later, most women and doctors are still unaware of the biological and gender differences in brain injury.
THE CHALLENGE is since women and girls are rarely educated about female brain injury, they are not prepared to cope with the higher number and more severe symptoms during their brain injury.
Also, these women, along with their family, friends, teachers or employers, often have unrealistic expectations of the time needed to heal from a brain injury.
And despite these long-established facts of female brain injury, the sport, academic, military, and medical communities do not have any female-specific medical guidelines.
There are no return to school/play/work/duty protocols or educational resources designed for women with brain injury.
PINK Concussions is the FIRST EVER non-profit organization with a highly personal and urgent mission to improve the pre-injury education and post-injury medical care for women and girls challenged by brain injury including concussion incurred from sport, violence, accidents or military service. We are #pinkTBI.
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