We all know that men and women are different from each other. That much is solidly within the world of fact. And many of those differences stem from our biology (there are a good amount that could be chalked up to our environment, but that isn’t the subject of this article). We all know this, but what exactly are those biological differences, apart from the obvious ones? Well, fortunately for us, doctors and scientists study things such as these. In healthcare, it is critically important to distinguish between men and women because they need different types of attention. From drug doses to emotional support, there are varying needs in every department which is why doctors and scientists study this so thoroughly. They have to make sure that both men and women receive the best level of care.
For our purposes today, however, we’re more concerned with finding out what exactly those biological differences are. At least the less-known ones. These are the differences that you were never aware of. They’re not obvious, but they exist. And they define at least a little bit of the difference between male and female. So, without further ado, these are 25 Biological Differences Between Men And Women That Aren’t Commonly Known!
Most babies born with birth defects are male. If a female has a defect, she still has another copy of that X chromosome.
Males are 4 times more likely to be autistic than females.
In males, fat gets deposited between organs. In females, it forms a ring around the abdomen. This is why you can typically tell someone’s sex from an MRI, and why liposuction is easier in females.
Perhaps unexpectedly, males have longer eyelashes on average.
Only females can pass mitochondrial diseases on to their offspring.
Although both sexes lose hearing on either end of the spectrum, males tend to lose more hearing of high pitched sounds, while females tend to lose more hearing of low pitched sounds. People have noted that as time goes on, males and females literally lose the ability to hear each other (it’s a joke).
Females are significantly better at distinguishing between shades of various colors than males.
There are about 1,000 genes that vary between males and females with regards to the liver. This is why the sexes process everything from alcohol to Tylenol at different rates.
The external occipital protuberance (the bump on the back of your skull) is bigger in males than in females.
The male jaw bone is heavier than the female jaw bone.
Women tend to gather a greater proportion of their energy from aerobic respiration; men tend to spend more time in anaerobic respiration, relatively speaking.
Females have better peripheral vision than males, while males are typically better at scanning. This is thought to have evolutionary origins (hunters vs gatherers).
During heart attacks, males experience the “classic” symptoms like chest and jaw pain, while for females the symptoms can be quite diverse. In fact, it can often be confused for heart burn.
Although female brains are better at many other tasks, male brains are geared towards giving them better spacial cognition.
Males die more from almost every disease except breast cancer, female reproduction disorders, and benign tumors.