US women outlive men by almost six years
US women now outlive men by almost six years, with the life expectancy gap widening since 2010. Factors include the pandemic and "deaths of despair." Women's alcohol-related mortality rate rose by 14.7%, compared to 12.5% in men. The US faces a healthcare and mental health crisis, with a need for more accessible and equitable healthcare. In England, women can now get contraception without a doctor's visit. Spain's ancient stone slab challenges gender stereotypes.