Menstrual cycle and training

The menstrual cycle should be considered, and more awareness should be raised about how hormones interact with an athlete's performance  and injury prevention. 

For example, it is quite common for young athletes that menstruate can suffer from anaemia (iron deficiency) which can cause fatigue and  increase the risk for muscular and ligament injuries. 

See also: Train Coaches on how to address menstruation and its potential effect on training plans

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