Year: 1988 Source: Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, (1988), p.3-15 SIEC No: 19910546

This article discusses attempted & completed suicide among women. The author details suicidal behaviors in professional women, the impact of marital status on suicidal behavior, the typical characteristics of suicidal individuals, & possible explanations for the different methods women & men use to attempt suicide. He offers physiological, psychological, & social explanations for female suicidal behavior. He conlcudes by discussing the role of female suppression & sex roles. (VM)