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.