Men and women feel pain differently. So shouldn't we have different pain medications for each of them?
"MEN AND WOMEN can’t feel each other’s pain. Literally. We have different biological pathways for chronic pain, which means pain-relieving drugs that work for one sex might fail in the other half of the population.
So why don’t we have pain medicines designed just for men or women? The reason is simple: Because no one has looked for them. Drug development begins with studies on rats and mice, and until three years ago, almost all that research used only male animals."
Hopefully the acknowledgement of the differences between men and women in pain can encourage new ways to treat it in both men and women.