Year: 1990 Source: Perceptual and Motor Skills, v.71, no.1, (August 1990), p.176 SIEC No: 19910959

Lester (1983) suggested that a possible explanation for the fact that women survive suicidal acts more than do men is that women may be physiologically stronger than men. However, a 1988 study by Katz et al which rated the severity of injury for 15 women & 10 men, who had attempted suicide by jumping, did not bear out this explanation. Lester now suggests that it would be of interest to test this hypothesis on a sample which included completed suicides as well as attempted suicides. (3 refs.)