How Women are Stronger Than Men - Facts on Women
We're not saying we're better—or even stronger—than our male counterparts, but we do have certain advantages.
By Corrie Pikul
Original Content | June 29, 2011
Photo: Stephen Lewis
We're at Far Lower Risk for Blood Disease
Hemophilia is a disorder that prevents blood from clotting normally, and can lead to excessive and internal bleeding. It's caused by a gene defect located on the X chromosome. Women will not develop the disease unless both chromosomes are affected—and that's extremely rare. Because men only have one X chromosome, they are much more susceptible to hemophilia.
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