Gender expression, sexual orientation and pain sensitivity in women
Other literature type, Article
Vigil, Jacob M
Rowell, Lauren N
- Publisher: Pulsus Group Inc
Pain Research and Management
Original Article | R5-920 | Medicine (General)
Biological sex is known to have significant effects on pain, with women typically experiencing higher levels of pain compared with men. Although extensive research has been conducted investigating the effects of biological sex on pain, research investigating the effects of gender and sexual orientation is lacking, particularly with regard to women. The authors of this article conducted a study investigating correlations between measures of gender expression and preferred gender expression in a romantic partner in a convenience sample of 172 women, including lesbian and bisexual women as well as heterosexual women.