Year: 1991 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (24th: 1991: Boston), p.172 SIEC No: 19930083

This presentation addresses the questions of why suicidal behaviour is more common in women than in men, what protective factors decrease the rate of completed suicide in women, are they transferable/generalizable, & why are American women less likely to kill themselves, expecially late in life. The author contends that suicidal behaviours in men & women are influenced by social rules about gender-appropriate deviance & notes that protective experiences are transferable.