Article: article from journal or magazin.
Hommes et femmes: sommes-nous tous égaux face à la douleur [Are there differences between men and women with pain?].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
An increasing number of articles are published on the differences about pain in men and women. These differences seem to be due to the sex, the biological dimension of the person, and to the gender, which is the role given to that person in a given social and culture environment. The pain prevalence is higher in women, its threshold and tolerance are lower. The pain interpretation, its perception and the coping is also different in men and women. Finally doctors translate and treat pain differently. This article proposes some explanations on these differences which should help us to treat this frequent and noxious symptom for the quality of life in a better way.
Adaptation, Physiological, Adaptation, Psychological, Female, Humans, Male, Pain/physiopathology, Pain/psychology, Pain Perception/physiology, Sex Factors
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