Women's Participation in Sports
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This paper analyzes and discusses four articles written about the increasing trend towards active performance of women in the world of sports. An emphasis is placed on the sociological issues and health concerns surrounding this trend. The articles reviewed discuss the positive psychological and physiological benefits derived from a women's active participation in sports. They also discuss the detrimental effects women may experience from excessive physical activity and the social barriers women often encounter in the athletic arena.
From the Paper:"While the Women's Sports Foundation article (discussed earlier) had outlined the sociological, psychological, and physical benefits of engaging in sports, two articles regarding women's physical health in sports discuss the problems that women face nowadays in order to be physically fit and attain their ideal "body figure/form," which is the thin figure. The first article, entitled, "Women's Health and Sports," is a research study by Drs. Stephen and Amelia Pribut, wherein the different physical problems that commonly afflict women as a result of sports and exercise participation are discussed. It cited the famous "Female Athlete Triad," which is a tripartite "relationship of three (3) health problems' common among female athletes. This topic is also discussed in the second article, entitled, "The Female Athlete Triad" (Women's Sports Foundation 2001). These three common health problems are eating disorders, amenorrhea (loss of monthly period), and osteoporosis (bone loss)."
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Women's Participation in Sports (2004, January 13) Retrieved July 27, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/women-participation-in-sports-46519/
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