Year: 1985 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (13th: 1985: Vienna), 4p. SIEC No: 19861098

Investigated was female autonomy to determine if it has affected the ratio of male to female suicides &/or suicide among females in general. Suicide rates for 1950, 68, 69,& 1983 were statistically analyzed. 1968 marked the first autonomous steps by Portugese women. The hypothesis that female suicides would approximate male rates received some support, suggesting female autonomy has slightly affected female suicide. (NBB)