Would stop your kids from playing contact sport because one doctor says it's a form of child abuse?
Doctor Bennet Omalu, was the doctor who discovered CTE, otherwise known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
According to Dr Omalu, CTE is a disease that is caused by repeated blows to the head, and it can take just over 40 years to show itself.
People suffering from CTE end up with mood disorders along with depression, drug abuse, aggressive behaviour and other symptoms.
And this is why he wants to stop contact sport with children.
Dr Omalu is worried about children being hit in the head while playing a game of rugby or football, they might seem ok in the beginning, but as time moves on, they could end up with permanent brain damage.
Dr Omalu has stated that letting your kids play football was a form of child abuse, and his definition of child abuse is, quote, "it is the intentional exposure of a child to the risk of injury or harm,” and that is why he wants anyone under the age of 18 to stop playing contact sports.
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