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Are women more vulnerable to concussion than men?

A number of studies have identified that women are more vulnerable to concussion injury than men. In any sport (such as soccer) where women compete as well as men with the same rules, the incidence of concussion injury is greater in women. A variety of factors have been postulated as contributors to this phenomenon. Women have smaller neck sizes, making the head more likely to “whiplash," about 20 percent of women suffer from migraines, and women are more likely to express concerns about their health than men. 

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