Do Women Or Men Have A Higher Pain Threshold? New Study Answers The Age-Old Question 8 years ago

Do Women Or Men Have A Higher Pain Threshold? New Study Answers The Age-Old Question

It's been the subject of many an argument but a new study claims to have finally found out whether men or women have a higher pain threshold.

The research was carried out by Dr Andreas Sander-Kiesling at the Medical University of Graz in Austria, who reviewed records of more than 10,000 patients undergoing various surgeries over a two year period. The participants included a mixture of men and women and each was asked to rate their pain within 24 hours of undergoing a procedure at the hospital.

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The results? Well, they weren't exactly conclusive.

The researchers found that men were 27 per cent more likely to report feeling more pain after major operations such as heart and shoulder surgery, while women were more likely to show higher pain readings after relatively minor or routine procedures such as biopsies.

Looks like those rows may continue after all...