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Young Women More Likely To Suffer Concussions Than Men

Young Women More Likely To Suffer Concussions Than Men

Source: KING 5 News

At age 14, while playing polo, Claire Stieg was thrown from her horse. "I hit the ground so hard that I blacked out and had a seizure," she said. Claire suffered a concussion, and she isn't alone. Recent research shows female athletes get just as many, if not more, concussions as males. Seattle Children's Dr. Samuel Browd says the risk seems to be higher in certain sports. "Girls soccer is commonly called out as an example and depending upon the literature, it can be as high as twice as common for a girls playing soccer than boys," said Dr. Browd. He says the type of impact is also different.

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