Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men? Experts Reveal Nuance Behind the Stats

In Australia, an average baby boy born in 2016 could expect to live to 80, while a baby girl born at the same time could expect to live until closer to 85. A similar gap in life expectancy between men and women is seen around the world.

As we better understand why people die, we’re learning how biological and behavioral factors may partly explain why women live longer than men.

Scientific advancements also impact the health of women and men differently.

Biology and Behavior

While women...

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