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Study Finds Men and Women Experience Pain Differently

Do men and women experience pain differently? A new study out of University Hospitals of the Ruhr University of Bochum in Germany suggests that they may CBS News reports. Researchers interviewed 10,200 patients after either major or minor surgeries and “found that men were 27 percent more likely to report higher pain ratings after a major surgery such as a knee replacement, while women were 34 percent more likely to report experiencing more pain after procedures that the researchers labeled as minor, such as biopsies.” The researchers speculate that women may report more pain after minor procedures such as abortion or biopsies because these procedures may be taking an emotional toll on women.

Read the article published by CBS News.