Sunday, May 18, 2008

Empowering women in pain

For Grace, a website dedicated to helping women in pain has that as its tagline: Empowering women in pain.

Women often are undiagnosed and undertreated when it come to pain. Although we've come a long way, some doctors are still unwilling or unable to see that women are different from men in terms of how they feel pain and why they feel pain.

Cynthia Toussaint is the founder and inspiration for For Grace, after having lived with reflex sympathetic dystrophy for 25 years - undiagnosed for a good many of them.

She has spearheaded the Inaugural Women In Pain Conference: Gender Matters, which will be held in Duarte, CA on May 30, 2008:

"For Grace is partnering with Southern California Cancer and City of Hope to hold the first annual Women In Pain conference. We have assembled a world-class roster of speakers/presenters, along with performers/artists, who will educate and inspire women in pain and their health care providers."

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