Year: 1988 SIEC No: 19890747

This chapter opens with a discussion of the epidemiology of suicide in Australia & a brief overview of suicide & homosexuality. The terminology & epidemiology of parasuicide is reviewed. An extensive discussion of parasuicide & male homosexuality is followed by section on parasuicide & female homosexuality. Because homosexuality in itself was not shown to be an important risk indicator in parasuicide, the management of this behaviours is not dramatically different than that for non-homosexuals.