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Sex and Gender Issues in Pain

  • Priya Pinto
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Abstract

Understanding the impact of sex and gender on pain is an important step in its assessment and management. Research in this subject has grown significantly in the last two decades, and we now have a much better sense of the complex physiologic, anatomic, neuronal, and hormonal factors that affect the experience of pain. The existence of significant biases in this arena may be responsible for disparities in care.

Keywords

Sex Gender Analgesic response Pain Disparity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Priya Pinto
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  1. 1.Division of Palliative Medicine and BioethicsNYU Winthrop HospitalMineolaUSA

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