Researchers discovered that women have always had a higher life expectancy than men, ever since such data could be collected.
Except among the child-bearing age group.
Even today bearing a child is the sixth most common cause of death among women age 20 to 34 in the United States.
Of course, these days the sad demise of these women would be registered as 'Death by Corona', to enable rulers to saw fear and monger power.
(A personal note: my husband didn’t agree with me that this is a good enough reason not to have children. I had more good reasons, but he didn’t agree with any of them. I guess this too did not contribute to our domestic bliss.)