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Pain for Women, Pain for Men

Males and females experience pain differently—and appear to process it differently, too. Why has it taken so long for science to find out?

Everyone feels pain, whether from disease, trauma or aging. But new research into pain’s underlying biological mechanisms has revealed that males and females seem to experience it differently—and pain signals may pass through the body using completely different mechanisms. These startling facts somehow eluded science until quite recently.

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