Which Gender is Taller?

Posted by: Cjpd

My husband towers over me, but in general, which gender's taller?

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Men

A man is a male human. The term man is usually reserved for an adult male, with the term boy being the usual term for a male child or adolescent. However, the term man is also sometimes used to identify a male human, regardless of age, as in phrases...  such as "men's basketball".Like most other male mammals, a man's genome typically inherits an X chromosome from his mother and a Y chromosome from his father. The male fetus produces larger amounts of androgens and smaller amounts of estrogens than a female fetus. This difference in the relative amounts of these sex steroids is largely responsible for the physiological differences that distinguish men from women. During puberty, hormones which stimulate androgen production result in the development of secondary sexual characteristics, thus exhibiting greater differences between the sexes. However, there are exceptions to the above for some intersex and transgender men   more
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Female

Female (♀) is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces ova (egg cells). The ova are defined as the larger gametes in a heterogamous reproduction system, while the smaller, usually motile gamete, the spermatozoon, is produced ... by the male. A female individual cannot reproduce sexually without access to the gametes of a male (an exception is parthenogenesis). Some organisms can reproduce both sexually and asexually   more
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Christopher_Carpenter says2015-08-20T01:26:47.1995904Z
Average height depends on population, but in America, Men average at 5.9 feet while women average at 5.4 feet. Here's a Wikipedia link for other countries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_height#Average_height_around_the_world
briantheliberal says2015-08-20T23:08:22.6620318Z
Men are universally, on average, taller than most women.

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