Started by tudball, Apr 16, 2006, 05:40 PM
I think one of the biggest factors is lifestyle and the influences hormones have on lifestyle choices. As I stated earlier, men are more competitive, more driven leading to more stress and alleviation of stress (alcohol, cigarettes, other drugs) as well as when stress overcomes individuals and suicide occurs. Men and women have different levels of different hormones, leading to different tendencies and general lifestyle choices. This is one factor.
Another influence is society and how it deals with the health issues of the sexes. If you look at how much is spent on breast cancer treatment and research versus prostate cancer treatment and research, you won't be surprised to know women have a greater survival rate after being diagnosed with breast cancer than men do when diagnosed with prostate cancer.