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How differently do men and women handle pain?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Men and women handle pain differently. Higher levels of testosterone give men the edge in painful situations but the female body compensates during childbirth. An extra boost of estrogen during pregnancy allows women to endure childbirth and even want to do it again.

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