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

Why women suffer more from chronic pain

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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

Chronic Care Issues

Why Clinical Trials Need to Emphasize Function Over Pain Measurement

Rather than pain reduction, the ability to lead a quality life should be prioritized

Policy

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.

Real Women, Real Stories

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

We Need to Raise Awareness of Women’s Migraine Disease in the Workplace

Women suffer from migraine headaches disproportionately; we need to do more to support them at work.

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Suffering From Chronic Pain as a Black Woman

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

Chronic Care Issues

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.

Real Women, Real Stories
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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.

Your Health

Are Women With Chronic Conditions Able to Access Care During COVID-19 Pandemic?

We surveyed women with chronic conditions to find out about their ability to access necessary in-clinic treatment.

Your Care

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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