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Covering all female sports teams poses particular challenges. Since the Title IX established in the U.S. in 1972 ensuring that men and women have equitable participation opportunities, as well as access to scholarships in sport programs, and since UNESCO recognized sports and physical activity as a human right in 1978, the world and the global sports communities have come a long way in pursuing gender equality in sports.
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The man who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client. And the physician having himself for a patient? One of the biggest challenges in team coverage is to cover and direct oneself – and that is particularly true for medical professionals. This article serves as a first hand report of the ways and vagaries of winning the IRONMAN age group world championship while working as a self employed orthopedic surgeon.
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Women in sport – an almost inexhaustible topic that has been neglected for a long time. Female Athletes conquer discipline after discipline – including the associated injuries. Common sports injuries in female athletes include stress fractures, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and sport related concussions (SRC). Less commonly recognized are the specific sex differences that lead to these injuries. An understanding of these factors can improve their clinical management including surgical treatment, the rehabilitation phase and return to play.
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Female athletes who are concerned with their own cycle can make better use of benefits and better control the negative effects of it through targeted training adjustments. However, there are still few studies that deal with the sport-specific advantages and disadvantages of the female cycle. Hormonal contraception should also be selected individually to suit the type of sport and any complaints the athlete may have.
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