Current Issues In Women’s Sport – Gender, ACLs And Bones

Current issues in Women’s Sport – gender, ACLs and bones


General practice management of women’s health involves a holistic patient centred approach and needs to be understood in the context of their psychosocial and cultural environment. As 57% of Australian GP consults are with women, the gender specific primary health needs of women constitute a significant proportion of the GP workload. The important influence of gender equality on population health and well being has gained increasing prominence in Australia in recent times. Research has shown that gender equality is linked with a number of health, economic and social benefits.

Numerous studies have been done to investigate ACL tears in female athletes, and what is well known is that in sports that place a significant demand on the ACL- injuries are up to ten times more common in women than in men. Bone mass accumulates in women until 25 to 30 years of age. Athletes who restrict calories or don’t eat diets replete with bone-building nutrients are at risk for osteoporosis.


  1. Identify issues around gender diversity and inclusion in women’s sport
  2. Recognise the increased risks of ACL injury in females and current prevention strategies
  3. Determine who is at increased risk of stress fractures and which treatments are the best
Current issues in Women’s Sport – gender, ACLs and bones
  • Presenter(s):Susan White
  • Host:Cabrini
  • Duration:47:30 min
  • Activity ID:149789
  • QI&CPD Points:2
  • Provider:Cabrini

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