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Learn More About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a disease that affects 1 in 3 women

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For Millions of Americans Enduring Chronic Pain, Support Is Overdue

It's time to implement the SUPPORT Act

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Breaking Barriers to Pain Treatment

Women in pain are less likely to be fully treated for their symptoms. More groups are working toward equity.

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Fast Facts: 10 Things to Know About Women and Chronic Pain

Why women suffer more from chronic pain

Chronic Care Issues

Chronic Pain Is a Disease — and It Should Be Treated Like One

Classifying chronic pain as a disease by the medical community could bring much-needed benefits to people with this condition

Policy

Women Are More Likely to Have Chronic Pain. We Should Know How Treatment Options Affect Them.

Our own Monica Mallampalli and Martha Nolan bring much-needed attention to the difficulties of living with chronic pain and the complexity of finding treatment options

Programs

Healthy Women’s Chronic Pain Advisory Council

A Collective Authority Advocating for More Education, Research and Care

Real Women, Real Stories

Chronic Pain Drove Me to Despair, but Cancer Taught Me to Heal

After 38 years living with pain, I've become passionate about the pain-cancer connection.

Chronic Care Issues

Managing Chronic Pain in Rural America

You don't need to suffer alone

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What Is Endometriosis?

Watch this video to learn about the symptoms, risk factors and treatments for endometriosis

Chronic Care Issues

Living with Chronic Overlapping Pain Conditions

Millions of Americans live with multiple chronic overlapping pain conditions — and most of them are women

Chronic Care Issues

There’s a Better Way to Treat Chronic Pain

Pain is impacted by psychological and social factors; it's time to treat it that way.

Real Women, Real Stories

The Only Way Out Is Through: How I Healed From the Trauma of Chronic Pain

After years of fighting my pain, I learned posttraumatic growth starts when you're in the midst of struggle.

Chronic Care Issues

Suffering From Chronic Pain as a Black Woman

Bias can lead to disparities in diagnosis and treatment of Black women with chronic pain

Real Women, Real Stories

Managing Chronic Pain Is a Mind-Body-Spirit Endeavor

Living with pain for 23 years, I've learned that supporting others is essential to my health.

Your Health

In a World of Pain

For the first time, award-winning actor Marin Hinkle discusses the chronic pain she's lived with for five years.

HealthyWomen's Letter to the FDA and NIH on Chronic Pain Treatment Options

HealthyWomen led a group effort of 33 organizations to send a letter urging the FDA and NIH to make new, non-addictive pain treatments a research priority.

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A Call to Action for Women in Chronic Pain

Monica Mallampalli, PhD shares some unsettling data about chronic pain—across sex, gender and race—and offers measures for moving women's health care forward. In the year 2020, these barriers must come down.

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