Women less sen­si­tive to pain than men: Study

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Women tend to for­get pain that they suf­fered more quickly than men, conirmed a new study in mice and hu­mans, chal­leng­ing the widely held be­lief that the fairer sex are more sen­si­tive to pain than men.

The study, by re­searchers from Canada’s Univer­sity of Toronto Mis­sis­sauga (UTM), showed that men and women re­mem­bered ear­lier painful ex­pe­ri­ences dif­fer­ently.

While men (and male mice) re­mem­bered ear­lier painful ex­pe­ri­ences clearly, women (and fe­male mice) did not seem to for­get.

When ex­pe­ri­enc­ing pain again, men seemed to be stressed and hy­per­sen­si­tive in re­mem­ber­ing, but women were not stressed by their ear­lier ex­pe­ri­ences of pain.

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