World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day

On this World CP Day, we shine a spotlight on a crucial aspect of Cerebral Palsy (CP) that often goes underreported: CP in men. CP is a non-progressive neurological disorder that impacts movement, posture, and muscle control. While CP affects people of all genders, males often encounter distinct challenges on their journey. Today, we acknowledge their strength, determination, and the need to raise awareness and support for men living with CP.

The “man facts” on CP:

1️⃣ Approx. 12 million of the 18 million people living with CP are men, a ratio of 1.5 to 1
2️⃣ In studies that classify CP severity by levels of motor function, males were more frequently affected across all levels
3️⃣ Males are represented in most types of CP, both at the mild and severe ends of the spectrum, particularly in bilateral spastic and diskinetic CP
4️⃣ In bilateral spastic CP, males have a higher incidence of lower limb deformities and walking difficulties
5️⃣ Males are at greater risk for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes and severe motor impairment

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