Year: 1985 Source: East-West Center Conference on Culture, Youth & Suicide in the Pacific, (1985: Honolulu), p.139-151 SIEC No: 19880186

The author comments on the incidence of suicide in Papua, New Guinea, from his work with the Papua native population: It occurs among all ethnic groups; rates vary greatly internally & with respect to societies elsewhere; most suicides are among those in traditional sociocultural settings; acculturation has had a negative effect; increasing suicide & suicide attempts; females are more at risk; reporting is unreliable; suicide is in some circumstances condoned.