Women in sport

Dr Louise Tulloh, MBBS, FRACSP
Sports Physician, North Sydney Sports Medicine Centre, St Leonards, NSW.

WOMEN have been increasingly involved in sports and exercise since the mid-20th century. There are no doubts about the psychosocial and physical benefits of regular exercise.

The female athlete triad (the triad) recognises the interrelationships between nutrition, menstrual function and bone health.

Nutrition, or, more specifically, energy availability, is the key.