Understanding the Migraine Gender Gap

Migraine affects more women than men. A new article from Verywell explores why estrogen may be to blame

Migraine has long been known to appear more frequently in women than men, leading many to question the potential link between female hormones and headache frequency. Recently, further exploration into the link between hormones and migraine has uncovered new details about how fluctuating estrogen levels—and the life stages when women tend to experience them—could increase their vulnerability to migraine attacks.

Dr. Matthew S. Robbins, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and American Headache Society board member, spoke with Verywell.com about how estrogen dips increase the chances of migraine attacks, and shared five facts about the hormone-headache connection. Read about them here.