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News Room - Women's Sports Safety Initiative

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Mary Hayashi at White House

Most Americans Unaware Concussions Affect Women More than Men, National Survey Finds

Majorities believe more research and education necessary to ensure athletes’ safety

Washington, DC (Oct. 5, 2016) – The majority of Americans are not aware that concussions affect males and females differently, and that females actually suffer from a higher rate of concussions than males in similar sports, according to a national survey in a new report by the Women Sports Safety Initiative, a special project fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation dedicated to advancing the lives of women and girls by raising awareness of sports-related injuries. Read more…

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