Year: 1990 Source: International Social Science Review, v.65, no.2, (Spring 1990), p.68-71 SIEC No: 19930922

The author demonstrates a negative correlation (in excess of -.93) between the rank order of the montrhs in which suicide occurs with the rank order of the months in which pregnancy occurs. The overlapping premises of Durkheim and Freud may provide the needed linkage, and the “broken promises” hypothesis may require a nascent rutting season to embrace these findings. (4 refs.)