A Very Lady Post - Part One
A Very Lady Post - Part Two
A Very Lady Post - Part Three
This part, ladies and gentlemen, is about a topic often discussed: "Who has the higher pain threshold: Men or women?"
Men argue that women will never understand the pain of being kicked in the nether region, as they do not possess the anatomy. When one thinks of it, "growing a pair of balls" isn't the best advice nor is it advice to make one tougher and more impermeable to pain, as testicles are of the least protected body organs and are very prone to injury. I would suggest one grows a pair of ovaries instead.
Women, though, argue that men would never understand the worse pain they go through, as they are anatomically challenged: Labour pain. Here are two videos of experiments found online, give them a look.
Many would argue that men do not have the psychological safety net of "bringing new life into this world" and are thus less psychologically prepared/willing to go through this pain until the end.
During their simulated labour, they were offered Nitrous Oxide and Pethidine to help with the pain. As to not ruin the experiment, they were not offered an epidural. Sadly, epidurals are not readily offered at all hospitals in the Kingdom and most women only have access to Nitrous Oxide in the delivery room, I only wish I had statistics.
The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) does have statistics! Those numbers show who uses it, which birth and what complications did they have.
Women do not have to go through all of this pain anymore during childbirth, it is our duty as doctors to improve their quality of life, and alleviating their pain is but a small part of that. Bringing children into this world should not be a punishment (having to raise them in the hypocritical, rotten world of today is punishment enough).
Would love to hear your thoughts on this!