Health and Human Development - Environmental and inherited factors
affecting development and health
One of the characteristics inherited is sex
Stages of the lifespan where sex has a significant influence on
fine and gross motor skill development appears to proceed at different
rates for males and females. This may be related to the social influence,
which encourages the development of different skills.
females generally experience the growth spurt earlier than males, but
males generally end up heavier and taller than females.
Females generally experience greater fat deposition than males.
Females' social development is generally more advanced than males.
life expectancy is considerably older for females compared to males.
Predisposition to certain diseases varies between males and females.
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