Editor: Roger B. Fillingim, PhD
2000 : hardbound : 416 pages : ISBN 0-931092-35-3 : US$79.00 (IASP members US$55.00)
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Providers of pain treatment as well as both basic and clinical scientists are alerted in this volume to the potential importance of sex-related factors in the experience of pain. A better understanding of the differences between the sexes will ultimately enhance our ability to diagnose and treat pain disorders of all types.This book provides a single resource summarizing many of the most important findings regarding sex, gender, and pain. Its contributors are leading international experts in this field whose perspectives include basic neuroscience, human laboratory research, clinical investigation, and epidemiological studies.
Part I Basic Considerations for Sex, Gender, and Pain Research
Sex, Gender, and Pain: A Biopsychosocial Framework. Roger B. Fillingim
2. Sensory Effects of Gonadal Hormones. Anna Maria Aloisi
3. Interactions between Sex and Genotype in the Mediation and Modulation of Nociception in Rodents.
Jeffrey S. Mogil
4. Psychosocial Contributions to Sex-Related Differences in Pain Responses. Michael E. Robinson,
Joseph L. Riley III, and Cynthia D. Myers
Part II Sex-Related Differences in Experimental Pain Responses
Experimental Studies of Sex-Related Factors Influencing Nociceptive Responses:
Nonhuman Animal Part III
Sex-Related Factors in Clinical Pain Conditions 12.
Epidemiologic Perspectives on Sex Differences in Pain. Linda LeResche Part IV
Female Pain Versus Male Pain? Karen J. Berkley
Research. Wendy F. Sternberg and Melissa W. Wachterman
6. Ovarian Sex Steroids Activate Antinociceptive Systems and Reveal Gender-Specific Mechanisms.
Alan R. Gintzler and Nai-Jiang Liu
7. How Does Vaginal Stimulation Produce Pleasure, Pain, and Analgesia? Barry R. Komisaruk and
8. Sex-Related and Hormonal Modulation of Visceral Pain. Maria Adele Giamberardino
9. Sex and Gender Differences in Responses to Experimentally Induced Pain in Humans. Gary B.
Rollman, Stefan Lautenbacher, and Kevin S. Jones
10. The Influence of Menstrual Cycle and Sex Hormones on Pain Responses in Humans. Roger B.
Fillingim and Timothy J. Ness
11. Sex-Related Differences in Analgesic Responses. Christine Miaskowski, Robert W. Gear, and Jon
13. Sex Differences in Recurrent Headache Disorders: Overview and Significance. Kenneth A. Holroyd
and Gay L. Lipchik
14. Sex-Related Influences in Fibromyalgia. Laurence A. Bradley and Graciela S. Alarcón
15. Sex-Related Factors in Temporomandibular Disorders. Roger B. Fillingim and William Maixner
16. Sex and Gender in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Bruce D. Naliboff, Margaret M. Heitkemper, Lin Chang, and
Emeran A. Mayer
17. Female Genital Pain. R. William Stones
Part III Sex-Related Factors in Clinical Pain Conditions
Epidemiologic Perspectives on Sex Differences in Pain. Linda LeResche
Part IV Conclusions
Female Pain Versus Male Pain? Karen J. Berkley
[This edited volume] is a seminal
work as the first book to provide an in-depth discussion about the role of sex
and gender in the pain experience. Many of the authors are members of the
International Association for the Study of Pain Special Interest Group on Sex,
Gender, and Pain. They are well-respected researchers who have contributed
extensively to this area of research and practice.
Basic science and experimental, clinical, and epidemiological research are given equal place in this book; research from one area frequently provides some insight into the complexity of the sex and gender issues discussed in another chapter … [The concluding chapter] draws out the interrelationships of these areas of research and the important contributions likely to be gleaned from concerted efforts to combine areas to address sex and gender aspects of pain experience.
In sum, this book is an extremely helpful and essential resource for any researcher or clinician with an interest in sex, gender, and pain experience.
APA Review of Books (American Psychological Association)
This excellent book is another in
the series from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Press
on Progress in Pain [Pain Research and Management]. It fulfills the mission
statement of the organization in that it provides a timely, high quality, low
cost publication about a current pain problem. During the 1990s, there has been
increased interest in the influence of sex and gender on pain. There have been
National Institute of health initiatives and conferences about this important
topic. There is now an IASP special interest group on sex, gender and pain.
In this work, a number of internationally renowned specialists provide an overview of the current knowledge regarding the multidimensional phenomenon of pain. As the title indicates, this book investigates the relationship of pain to gender based on the most recent basic, clinical, and epidemiological research.Today we know that men and women react differently to nociceptive stimuli and analgesic interventions. In other words, the perception of pain is not the same between the two sexes. A better understanding of these differences can [allow] doctors to diagnose and treat painful pathologies more efficiently. That is the intention of this book. De agenda Gynecologie/L’agende gynécologie
This edited volume contains 18
chapters that summarize findings from a wide range of clinical and experimental
studies on the relationships among sex, gender, and pain. The chapters are
written by an impressive international group of experts and are consistently
thorough and well-written, as well as understandable to readers unfamiliar with
the area of research.
2000 : hardbound :
416 pages : ISBN 0-931092-35-3 : US$79.00
(IASP members US$55.00)