The following studies were presented by researchers associated with the Women’s Sports Foundation or unassociated researchers doing critical work in the area of girls and women’s sports and physical activity. All presentations appearing here are carefully reviewed by our Research Director. Have a presentation that you would like to share with our audience? E-mail with your submission, resume and an explanation of why this is important research to share with our audience.

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The State of Women’s Sports: 36 Years After Title IX
By Donna A. Lopiano, Ph.D. | Affiliated with Women’s Sports Foundation
Published: Sunday, June 01, 2008
On June 23, 1972, Congress passed Title IX, a monumental decision which outlawed discrimination based on sex in any education program or activity receiving federal funding. This presentation examines how the world of women’s sports has changed since Title IX was first passed.

Go Out and Play: Youth Sports in America, A Summary of Key Findings
By Don Sabo, Ph.D. | Affiliated with Research Director, Women’s Sports Foundation
Published: Thursday, April 10, 2008
This study tracks and analyzes the nationwide participation rates of girls and boys in exercise and organized team sports. The central focus is on how the intersections among sport, family, school characteristics and wider social forces influence children’s involvement and interest in athletics and physical activity.