The Female Athlete Triad

Return to Musculoskeletal and Sports sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 75 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify common problems unique to the female athlete, such as ACL injury, menstrual dysfunction, bone disorders, and eating disorders.
2. Identify and manage risk among female athletes for bone or ligament injury (stress fracture, osteopenia, osteoporosis, ACL injury).
3. Identify, evaluate and manage menstrual dysfunction in female athletes.
4. Identify and manage disordered eating.

Additional Information

Technical Requirements: 

View technical requirements (opens in a new window).

CME Credit Information: 

View CME credit information (opens in a new window).

AAFP Staff: 

View AAFP staff list (opens in a new window).


View disclosures and disclaimers (opens in a new window).

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Suzanne Hecht, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Division of Sports Medicine; Team Physician and Fellowship Director, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Susan Joy, MD, Director, Women’s Sports Health, Cleveland Clinic; Head Team Physician, Cleveland State University; Consultant, Cleveland Cavaliers; Cleveland Clinic, Independence, Ohio

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Please login or register to take this course.