The Pain Gap: Gender Bias in Endometriosis Pain Management

Women are more likely to be misdiagnosed than men and their pain dismissed. Medical gaslighting is rampant in pain management, particularly with regards to endometriosis. 

Such gender bias is well-known, yet it continues to persist. The narratives and statistics are sobering. Most of the studies on pain are based on male anatomy and physiology. Last year, Science Daily published a study that concluded that when women expressed the same amount of pain as men, their pain was dismissed as less intense and psychotherapy was suggested instead instead of medication.