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Audio long-read: why sports concussions are worse for women

Why sports concussions are worse for women, read by Shamini Bundell

As women’s soccer, rugby and other sports gain in popularity a growing body of evidence suggests that female athletes are at a greater risk of traumatic brain injury than men - what's more they tend to fare worse after a concussion and take longer to recover. Now researchers are racing to get to the bottom of why and ask how treatment might need to change.

This is an audio version of our feature: Why sports concussions are worse for women

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-02299-8

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