Traumatic brain injuries are frighteningly prevalent and can happen to anyone. Most of the knowledge we have regarding concussions comes from preclinical and clinical studies with male individuals, although this is starting to change. Katherine Price Snedaker, LCSW’s executive director and founder, has been a major factor in creating this shift. While “pink concussion” has been used as a euphemism for female concussion, Snedaker’s PINK Concussion has become a force of nature driving the topic, reframing research, and demanding that concussion in women and girls be treated with equity in health care and legal compensation.
Please contact an experienced Connecticut brain injury lawyer soon if you or a loved one has suffered a concussion due to another party’s negligence or intentional misconduct.
So why do we care about PINK Concussions if they don’t do anything?
Experts lack a complete grasp of women and the following sex- or gender-related distinctions in concussions because of a lack of information about female concussions:
- Epidemiology \sPrevention \sEducation
- Problems with hormone regulation
- Accidental harm
When to begin therapy, what kind of therapy, and what results may be expected from rehabilitation
The purpose of PINK Concussions is to fill that gap.
The question of why more females and female-identifying people sustain concussions remains unanswered.
Women and girls incur more concussions than men do, and the effects of these injuries are more severe. This is a fact that has been widely recognised and fought for by PINK Concussions. Many things can cause a concussion, but here are the top three:
- Studies of intimate relationship violence at the national level have consistently indicated that women are more likely to be victims than men, especially of the more severe kinds of intimate partner violence that can result in traumatic brain injury.
- Participating in sports increases the risk of a traumatic brain injury for women of all ages and in all sports.
- The United States Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps declared in 2015 that they would welcome women into all branches of service, including combat duties. There has been a subsequent increase in the prevalence of traumatic brain injuries among female veterans.
To what extent can you assist PINK Concussions?
There may be a need for gender-specific evidence-based solutions in the medical community to better identify, treat, and care for women and girls who have sustained brain injuries. In order to achieve this goal, you and others may wish to utilise your voices to bring attention to this issue through various forms of media. You might also support PINK Concussions by participating in or hosting a fundraising event.