Release Date: April 21, 2017
Expiration Date: April 30, 2019 (subject to change)
- CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
Reference Number: 17042644
Is women’s pain different than men’s pain? For many years, research was done only on male subjects because of the fear of the estrogen effect. Since the NIH mandate to include females in study populations some very interesting differences in pain perception and response have emerged. This presentation discusses the physiologic differences in women that affect the way pain is perceived and the response to pain. Recent research is demonstrating that some primarily women’s conditions are interrelated in ways that were previously unknown. Conditions that are discussed include IBS, fibromyalgia and migraine.
This CE activity is a recording of a CE session from the AANP 2016 Specialty and Leadership Conference. It has been edited to meet the format requirements for online learning. If you received CE credit for attending the live session at Conference, you many not receive duplication credit for this same activity in a different format.
At the completion of this presentation the participant will be better able to:
- Examine the sex and gender differences in pain threshold tolerance and pain pathways
- Examine the differences between men and women in medication use and abuse
- Discuss the pain syndromes that are more common in women
Yvonne D’Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS, FAANP
This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. Yvonne D’Arcy discloses the following affiliations: Consulting for Pfizer, Purdue, Ortho-McNeil, Practicing Clinicians Exchange; Royalties for publishing Springer Publishing, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Speakers bureau for Purdue.
This educational activity may contain opinions of the speakers from their personal experience. The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
To complete the CE for this activity, review all the content, successfully complete on the online post-test and submit the online program evaluation.
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