Year: 1972 Source: Annual Conference for the International Assoc for Suicide Prevention, (6th: 1972: Mexico), p.400-404 SIEC No: 19880223

An exploratory study was conducted of all pregnant women between the ages of 15 & 45 who committed suicide in LA County during the years 1968-69 (n=12). Relatives of 7 victims were interviewed. A matched group of 7 women who had given birth was used for comparison. The PPS was used to collect data. Findings are discussed in 5 separate areas: stresses, depressive aspects, personality/behavior, psychological support, & professional help. The majority of these suicide were inpulsive. (NBB)