In the beloved 1990s sitcom Friends, there is an episode that follows simultaneous storylines in a hospital: Phoebe is giving birth to triplets while Joey is down the hall trying to pass kidney stones. The juxtaposition of the two scenes suggests that passing kidney stones is the closest that men will ever come to experiencing the pain of childbirth. Indeed, kidney stones are known for causing incredible pain as they leave the body.
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