Adam or Eve - who bears the burden of chronic pain?

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Dr Sibtain Anwar interviews Professor Roger Fillingim on his work examining the differences in pain experienced between the sexes. Whilst a large body of quite disparate work has demonstrated a significant increase in pain reported by women, the scientific basis for this has yet to be elucidated. Prof Fillingim takes us through some of the proposed mechanisms, many of which have already been discounted, and signposts future avenues investigating this fascinating observation.

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