The Weaker Sex?

Male vulnerabilities challenge a stereotype

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Contrary to cultural assumptions that boys are stronger and sturdier, basic biological weaknesses are built into the male of our species. These frailties leave them more vulnerable than girls to life’s hazards, including environmental pollutants such as insecticides, lead and plasticizers that target their brains or hormones. Several studies suggest that boys are harmed in some ways by these chemical exposures that girls are not. It’s man’s fate, so to speak. ”

Continue reading The Weaker Sex? Male Vulnerabilities challenge a Stereotype, Environmental Health News, 18 Feb 2014

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