Cross-sex hormone administration changes pain in transsexual women and men

@article{Aloisi2007CrosssexHA,
  title={Cross-sex hormone administration changes pain in transsexual women and men},
  author={Anna Maria Aloisi and Valeria Bachiocco and Antonietta Costantino and Rita Stefani and Ilaria Ceccarelli and Alessandro Bertaccini and Maria Cristina Meriggiola},
  journal={PAIN},
  year={2007},
  volume={132},
  pages={S60-S67}
}
Abstract Chronic pain is gender‐related, since there is a clear predominance of one sex with respect to the other in most pain syndromes. Gonadal hormones are known to affect the occurrence and incidence of pain. Transsexuals receive cross‐sex hormones to develop and maintain somatic characteristics of the opposite sex: male to female transsexuals (MtF) are administered estrogens and anti‐androgens, while female to male transsexuals (FtM) are administered androgens. Hence, these subjects… 
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