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The link between chronic pain that affects millions of women and hormones that control the menstrual cycle and reproductive function is to be studied for the first time by researchers at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

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The study is being run by the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology with support from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It seeks to determine the extent to which hormone production is altered in women with chronic pain so they can be better diagnosed and treated.

The results will also help further research on whether hormones can be used to reduce chronic pain.

Read more (Nuffield Department of Obstretrics and Gynaecology website)

Study contact

Lisa Buck 

Phone: 01865 221120 

Mob: 07802 861 666