Title Nine, the landmark 1972 federal law mandating equal opportunity in sports, has helped to shape several generations of young female athletes. But an unavoidable cost has been the spike in sports-related injuries for girls.
In fact, research shows that in sports where contact is the same, female athletes have roughly twice as many concussions, and are up to 8 times more at risk of an ACL injury, than their male counterparts — in part due to their build and hormonal structures.
Carey Goldberg, co-host of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog.
This segment aired on April 9, 2013.