Experts from Sweden consider: the average life expectancy of women is higher because of using contraceptives. To substantiate its position, the researchers cited these statistics.
Literally two centuries ago, the average woman gave birth for the life of 10 children. At the time, the difference in lifespan between men and women does not exceed two years. Now most women have no more than two children and in control of your pregnancy by different methods of contraception: oral and barrier.
According to the study, women with 15 children on average live 6 years less than mothers with one child. The information obtained is relevant for Russia. According to 2015, the average male life expectancy in our country was 65.9 years, women 76.7 years.