Year: 1976 Source: New York: Gardner Press, 1976. p.129-161 SIEC No: 19870063

The purpose of this paper is to focus on the distress of females as it manifests itself in suicidal behavior. Recent changes in conceptions of the female role, due to interest in women’s liberation, appear to have an effect on female suicidal behaviour since the actual status of women has not kept pace with legal and ideological changes. It is likely that change in a non-supportive society leads to increased despair and higher suicide rates for women. 67 refs.