True or false: women have a higher pain tolerance than men
Rosi Sexton

There’s a popular theory (popular, at least, with 50 percent of the population) that when it comes to tolerating pain, women are tougher than men. We’re built to tolerate childbirth, after all – and it doesn’t get much tougher than that. How true is this? Jokes about man-flu aside, does it stand up to scientific scrutiny, or is it just another urban myth?

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