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Gender and TBI – are women at a disadvantage?



Louise Gardner of Novum Law

Louise Gardner, associate solicitor at Novum Law, outlines the impact of gender on brain injury and asks if there is an imbalance in the way women's brain injuries are assessed and treated.

Gender differences in brain injuries have only been the subject of research for the last 20 years. It begs the question of why this is the case, given how long we've understood concussion. Does it display historic sexism in medical research? Or a lack of knowledge that men and women's central nervous systems are different? Or is it because high-profile sporting head injuries involve men?

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