There has been a long debate in regards to the level of pain tolerance men and women have. Mythbusters put the theory that men can withstand more pain to the test. The test had a sample of men and women put their hands into a bowel of 1 degree ice water. They proceeded to test the results. Women had the higher pain tolerance. This should not be a surprise. Considering women give birth, this clearly was an evolutionary adjustment to accommodate that. If women did not have this attribute, they could have gone into shock from overwhelming pain. It was once believed that men were just more durable than women. This does not represent the biological and physiological reality. The medical views of women’s bodies has been influenced by pseudoscientific beliefs. Facts have challenged this yet the idea that the female body is weak continues to linger. Thankfully a greater understanding of women’s bodies can eliminate these myths.