Blog: Is pain the same in boys and girls?

September 19th, 2014

“The differences in the ways that boys and girls are expected to react to pain has long been the subject of folk wisdom and cultural idioms: Boys are expected to “tough it out” and “take it like a man”, while expressions of pain in girls are accepted and sometimes even encouraged. But are societal expectations of how boys and girls should react to pain in line with the reported differences between boys and girls pain responses in the literature?”

Katelynn Boerner, PhD student in Dr. Christine Chambers’ lab in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, was invited to contribute a blog post to Body In Mind.

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