Here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/...g-field-levelled-on-health-outcomes-vgg0fv0zk When women do seek out help, they are frequently disbelieved. My favourite diagnosis is something called “Medically Unexplained Symptoms” (Mus). This is a catch-all phrase for things that simply cannot be explained by medical science and so are assumed to be physical manifestations of emotional issues. Or, as my mother would say, “a lot of fuss about nothing”. Women are four times more likely to be diagnosed with Mus and being a woman is one of the risk factors that GPs are trained to look for when handing out this non-diagnosis. The reason women’s pain is poorly understood is because we simply know far less about the female body than the male one. Until recently, women were entirely excluded from clinical research.