Concussion research largely excludes female athletes, study finds

August 13, 2022

There’s growing consensus on the danger of sport-related concussion — and how to treat athletes after head injuries. But a new study suggests: It relies almost exclusively on male athletes.

Researchers said there could be several reasons for the disparity, such as women’s historic exclusion from sports and professional sports organizations with no female counterpart. Women’s sports are underrepresented among groups that sponsor concussion research. The Washington Post