Programs

Facebook Live: Addressing Chronic Pain in Women

Leading experts will discuss how women are more likely to experience chronic pain, what barriers exist when it comes to accessing pain management, and how current legislation can help address this debilitating condition.

Conditions & Treatments

The Pain Gap: Why Women’s Pain Is Undertreated

Women in both acute pain and chronic pain are underdiagnosed and undertreated — and it's even worse for women of color

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Learn More About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a disease that affects 1 in 3 women

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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.

Medication Safety

Designing Less Addictive Opioids, Through Chemistry

One potential way to make opioids less addictive is to make them target injured tissue rather than the healthy brain

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For Millions of Americans Enduring Chronic Pain, Support Is Overdue

It's time to implement the SUPPORT Act

Real Women, Real Stories

I Survived a Stroke at 30

For years, I ignored my chronic stress and headache pain. It almost cost me my life.

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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

Your Care

Policy Statements

HealthyWomen is proud of our advocacy on behalf of women.

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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.

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