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5 Things: That are Different Between a Male and Female

We all know men and women are completely different sexes, but did you know that our bodies function differently too? So here are five things from you probably didn't know that make a woman's body different from a man's:

  1. Women might actually be the stronger sex. A report called The Fragile Male, published in the British Medical Journal, concluded that men, by most measures, are more "vulnerable" than women. The author cited the higher pre-birth mortality rate of male fetuses, higher rates of developmental and behavioral disorders in boys, higher rates of several lethal diseases, and other factors.
  2. Women have stronger immune systems than men, which may be the reason women live longer. Researchers at the Imperial College School of Medicine in London found that women in every age group had greater counts of T cells, the white blood cells that combat infections.
  3. The male and female bodies process drugs differently. Women will typically clear drugs through their systems faster, particularly during the time around their periods when hormonal cycles are accelerated. In fact, up until around 20 years ago, drug companies did not appreciate this difference and left women out of clinical trials for new drugs.
  4. Food typically takes longer to pass through a woman's digestive tract than a man's.
  5. A woman's skin is more likely to become wrinkled than a man's.


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mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
cool interesting!
krisua krisua 10 years
Just when I became happy being a woman I read the last two ones...
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
This is Good To Know!!
joyofadventure joyofadventure 10 years
woo hoo we are the stronger sex!! my friend doesnt buy it though...
JessNess JessNess 10 years
The wrinkling thing is crazy. I have a friend who is in his 40s and seriously looks like he is 25
amandasunly amandasunly 10 years
The wrinkles thing is so obvious. Is it something to do with water retention? Or something like that. I don't know where I picked that up from.
The-New-Black The-New-Black 10 years
What about the fact that men are a lot warmer/less cold when they sleep than women? I seem to remember hearing something about this once. Oh, and personal experience as well.
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