Frequent has to do with timing or spacing.
Typical has to do with the nature of something or an essential characteristic.
Based on the answer key the meaning sought by the test giver relates to a characteristic of the male or female rather than how often they do something.
1 Happening or occurring at short intervals:
to make frequent trips to Tokyo.
2 Constant, habitual, or regular:
a frequent guest.
3 Located at short distances apart:
frequent towns along the shore.
1 Of the nature of or serving as a type or representative specimen.
2 Conforming to a particular type.
3 Biology . exemplifying most nearly the essential characteristics of a higher group in natural history, and forming the type: the typical genus of a family.
4 Characteristic or distinctive:
He has the mannerisms typical of his class.
5 Pertaining to, of the nature of, or serving as a type or emblem; symbolic.