Can a pain machine create empathy?

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Stabbing, a cattle prod, pulsing – this is how sufferers of chronic pelvic pain describe what it’s like. Conditions that can cause this pain, such as endometriosis, fibromyalgia and adenomyosis, have historically been ignored. But if everyone could experience this pain, would that change? Full Story producer Ellen Leabeater speaks to artist Eugenie Lee about her mission to create a pelvic pain simulator, and the importance of empathy for chronic pain sufferers.

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