In the study, canadian scientists have proved that men and women feel pain by different mechanisms. Feels like they respond to different nerve cells. The information scientists plan to use to develop new tools for anesthesia, writes Nature Neuroscience.
Chronic pain is perceived by men and women a bit differently. The presence of pain in women deprive the desire to have sex, whereas for men it is usually not a hindrance.
"Other studies have shown that men and women have different sensitivity to pain and that women are more susceptible to chronic pain, but we have always believed that these signals are on the same neurons and processed in the same way," says Jeffrey Graves from McGill University in Montreal.