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Papers: 19 Nov 2022 - 25 Nov 2022


J Law Med Ethics



The Woman Who Cried Pain: Do Sex-Based Disparities Still Exist in the Experience and Treatment of Pain?


Hoffmann DE, Fillingim RB, Veasley C
J Law Med Ethics. 2022; 50(3):519-541.
PMID: 36398644.


Over twenty years have passed since published "The Girl Who Cried Pain: A Bias Against Women in the Treatment of Pain." This article revisits the conclusions drawn in that piece and explores what we have learned in the last two decades regarding the experience of men and women who have chronic pain and whether women continue to be treated less aggressively for their pain than men.