Everyone has felt pain at one time or another. It can be acute, meaning it comes on fast and doesn’t last a long time, or it can be chronic, meaning it lasts a long time. Women experience pain differently from men, especially persistent and severe pain. In general, women report pain more often than men do and cope with it better than men.
- “Women and Pain,” Mark Young, M.D., Karen Baar, M.P.H., 2003