Gloating about men dying earlier
If ‘being a man’ were a profession, the Health & Safety Executive
would be all over us, as the men-related reduced life expectancy, compared
to other professions, i.e. here that of ‘being a women’, seems to be 6.3
years (in the UK, more elsewhere).
The (let’s face it) shamefully gloating note by Anna Barford et al.
should not have been published in the BMJ in this form. They did not even
consider, as far as I can see, that women now having a higher or equal
life-expectancy compared to men in some developing countries may be due to
life-expectancy of men in those countries coming down.
I am male
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