Sex and life expectancy.

  title={Sex and life expectancy.},
  author={Joshua E Seifarth and Cheri L. McGowan and Kevin J. Milne},
  journal={Gender medicine},
  volume={9 6},
BACKGROUND A sexual dimorphism in human life expectancy has existed in almost every country for as long as records have been kept. Although human life expectancy has increased each year, females still live longer, on average, than males. Undoubtedly, the reasons for the sex gap in life expectancy are multifaceted, and it has been discussed from both sociological and biological perspectives. However, even if biological factors make up only a small percentage of the determinants of the sex… CONTINUE READING


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