This webinar is part of the Applying a sex, gender, trauma & equity lens to substance use webinar series.
Sex and gender-related factors affect how people experience chronic pain and the quality of care received in healthcare settings. Women report more chronic pain than men and are more likely to be prescribed and rely on opioids for pain management. The Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health carried out research on women’s experiences with chronic pain and prescription opioid use. We interviewed 22 women from different geographic and social locations, who used prescribed opioids for chronic pain management. In this webinar, we share what we learned from these interviews and a scoping review of the literature and how this research can inform resources for health care providers.