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Thursday, March 6,2014

The weaker sex?

Male vulnerabilities challenge a stereotype

By Alice Shabecoff
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.
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