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Why do women live longer than men?

Scientific studies have proved that women generally tend to live longer than men, but the reasons for this are still theories. Is it socialization or biology that creates this gap in lifespan between the sexes?

Women engage in better medical and social behaviors than men

Women tend to take care of health issues more quickly than men.

Women attend to health problems early on

Women are more likely to go to doctors, engage in regular testing, and have stronger social networks to rely on.

Men engage in more reckless behavior

Men more often engage in reckless behavior that can increase their risk of injury or death.

Male hormones contribute to poor male health

High levels of testosterone can have a deathly effect on the body.

Testosterone is to blame

High levels of testosterone increase several factors relating to poor health and deadly disease.
This page was last edited on Monday, 9 Nov 2020 at 10:34 UTC