Year: 1998 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.28, no.1, (Spring 1998), p.37-49 SIEC No: 19980327

Some cultures distinguish 2 or more types of suicide which are evaluated differently. The more acceptable or esteemed ones are often not equally accessible to everyone. This article focuses on gender differences in the cultural construction of suicide options & on the exclusion of women from superior options. The analysis is based on ethnographic & historical data from Native Americans of the Great Plains, Muslim societies in Southeast Asia & tribal societies in the Amazon area of South America.