Have you heard that women have higher pain thresholds than men? A recent study suggests that the opposite is true: women feel pain more easily than men and that they focus more on the emotional aspects of pain, which makes it worse, than do men.
These findings fit right into the hysterical woman stereotype, but if they are supported by more research, the potential for more effective pain treatment and meds is huge.
Thanks to Kevin, M.D. for the tip off.