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Discover expert insights on pain management. Fempower Health explores strategies for PMDD, Endometriosis, and other causes of pain from leading specialists.

Of the people who experience chronic pain today, about 70% are women.

Although most pain studies are conducted on males, research on gender differences reveals that women’s experiences with pain can be more intense. Biology and hormones may play a role. However, the rate at which women receive treatment and pain management care is also more delayed.

On average, women wait 65 minutes before receiving pain relief medication for acute abdominal pain during an ER visit. Men, on the other hand, wait an average of only 49 minutes. Women are 7x more likely than men to be discharged with a misdiagnosis when experiencing cardiac arrest.

Women’s experiences when addressing pain — both acute and chronic — differ from men’s in today’s medical system. The need for gender-specific care is significant.

SOURCE: Harvard Health Publishing

“Just because someone cannot reproduce your pain doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. It just means that the reproducible pain has a very specific mechanism.”

- Dr. Melissa Farmer, Aivo Health

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Resources

National Pain Advocacy Center

Learn more about this organization that is advancing the health & human rights of people in pain.

ARTICLE

Severe period pain is often dismissed in teens. Many have endometriosis.

by The Washington Post

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How to Find an Endometriosis Specialist

by Endometriosis Foundation of America

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