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The Women Who Face More Traumatic Brain Injury Than NFL Players


Melissa Jeltsen

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According to a rough calculation by Hirsch Handmaker, a radiologist working with Sojourner and CEO of a nonprofit raising awareness of concussions, as many as 20 million women each year could have TBI caused by domestic violence. If that number bears out, it would mean 6 percent of the population experiences domestic violence-related TBI each year.

Compare that with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s estimate that 1.7 million people experience TBI every year, and 2 percent of the population, or 5.3 million Americans, are living with a disability caused by it.

“It’s obvious — if someone is a victim of domestic violence, they are going to have a high propensity for head injuries,” Handmaker said.

Click here to read the article at the Huffington Post

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