Would men be able to handle childbirth better than women?

Asked by: SegBeg
  • Men are (evolutionarily) the 'protecters for women'

    Men, in evolutionary terms, have always been the (naturally) stronger sex. Fighting and hunting for food to feed and protect their women and children of the villages/packs/group.
    Women are evolving to reach the standard of men.

    Transgender women (MTF) who give birth using a donor womb, handle child birth just as well as biological women, therefore, i believe that biological men (if it was at all, in any way possible) would be able to handle childbirth and pregnancy.

  • They are stronger than us.

    Although it is debate decides on your economic opinion I think yes. Men are lot stronger than us, and have the muscles and energy to give birth. Although you have some very strong women they will always be delicate on the inside whereas inside men they can handle the pain. In a scientific matter men do not have eggs produced but sperm and they do not have periods. But in ethological matter men would be better at handling pregnancy than women.

  • On average, men handle pain better than women

    Numerous studies have examined the question of gender and pain thresholds and ability to endure pain, and, in general, it takes more stimulus to trigger pain in men than in women. Those same studies also show that, in general, men are better able to endure the pain that they do experience than women. Again, generalities do not equal absolutes, but show us differences that need addressing.

  • Men can handle better.

    They have much better physical strength than an ordinary women. In spite of this, men think that women having a baby by herself is an absolute thing. We think this kind of situation is unfair and therefore men should also have the responsibility of childbirth. Also, because it's women who need to take care of the baby later so we think it's fair.

  • There's a reason why they cannot give birth.

    And that is because they would not be able to handle the complications of pregnancy the long hours and possibly days of painful and almost constant contractions. Not all women handle pain well. Some are able to go through labor without letting out a sound. Other scream their heads off, but in the end they have no choice to stop it. If men could handle childbirth better then they would be the ones giving birth- not women!

  • Their hole is smaller

    I assume that when giving birth hypothetically, they would do so through the organ that is basically the equivalent of the one women give birth through. And if so, it would be completely destroyed because the baby wouldn't fit through. It would be the worst of agonies and they would die.

  • Nature will win.

    I fully agree that if, from the very beginning, men were the ones who carried and gave birth to the baby, they would be capable of handling childbirth better than women. However, as it happens, women have given birth to children since humans were first created. Nature designated it so, and therefore it is meant to be. Women's bodies have not only been used for childbirth, but have been designed for the very purpose. Men's bodies have not. If a man (not a transgender woman) were to attempt to give birth, without the bodily modifications necessary to give him a woman's physique, he would not be able to handle it. And to those who say men are stronger than women, this does not apply to childbirth - it is only the parts of the body men used to do hard labor a long time ago, but now that women and men have equal jobs, the difference is changing.

  • Insane. Women were MADE to carry babies.

    Women were made to carry babies. Their bodies were literally made that way so they can carry children and go through childbirth without any extra aid, cue all the hip-bone structuring, the reflex labour contractions, etc etc (even if birth sounds horrific, a woman's body was prepared for it the day she got her period for the first time. Seriously.). They've been giving birth to babies since the dawn of humanity. Even if men are physically stronger, which I do not argue against at all, their bodies were not made for pregnancy/childbirth. You could get them to become pregnant all you want, but they won't be as prepared as a species that was created for the sole purpose of childbearing and child birthing. I find it impossible that they'd handle birth better than a woman who's predecessors have been doing it for centuries.

  • It's a weird question.

    If a man is tough because he is a man, but can give birth, then he is not a man and therefore wouldn't be as tough. For a man to become able to give birth, he would need to have the same hormones as a woman, which means he loses his manly testosterone that makes him tough.

    I say, yes men are tougher and could handle it generally better, but only because they are men, and if they could have childbirth they wouldn't be men.

  • No, there is a reason it is the way it is!

    I will repeat: No, there is a reason it is the way it is! Only women give birth, and God wanted it like that. If God said "okay, the men can have babies too!", then it would be that way. But it isn't so the other side is wrong. Got it?

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