Special Report: Women At Higher Risk For Concussions Than Men

Posted on: 11:22 pm, October 1, 2012, by , updated on: 09:19am, October 2, 2012

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Centers for Disease Control Injury Center estimates roughly 170,000 children a year are treated for concussions and other brain injuries.  While the focus is mainly on football, there’s a segment of the population that often gets ignored: women.

This same publication held an experiment studying several different athletes who all suffered a head injury.  They were a mix of women and men of all ages.  They found female athletes could experience even more serious problems with their concussions than males.