Pregnant Athletes

TitlePregnant Athletes
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2010
Date Published08/2010
Publication Languageeng
AbstractFantasia Godwin started every game for the Syracuse women's basketball team except for the last game of the season from which her coach asked her to sit out because she had just informed him that she was pregnant. The American gynecological and Obstetrics Association recommends that pregnant women avoid contact sports such as ice hockey, soccer and basketball because of the harm that could result both for the mother and the baby. However, many women athletes enjoy competing and believe that it is possible to play in relative safety. For scholarship athletes in college sports, some women may keep quiet about a pregnancy in order to keep their athletic scholarships from being terminated.
NotesAssociation of Practical and Professional Ethics Regional Cases 2010
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