Being pregnant: Girls much less prone to conceive after a concussion

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In the two years after a concussion, women are less likely to become pregnant than women who injure other parts of their body.

To study the effects of concussion on pregnancy, Martina Anto-Ocrah at the University of Rochester in New York and her colleagues recruited 102 women with concussion and 143 women who had other injuries that required a visit to an emergency room in Rochester, New York.

The participants were all aged between 18 and 45 and those with concussion all had head injuries …

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