Year: 1997 Source: New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 1997. p.138-167 SIEC No: 19980559

Canetto analyzes the predominant theories of gender & suicidal behaviour. The assumptions implicit in these theories are examined. The theories are applied to new contexts & their utility & limitations are discussed. Examples of new research directions opened by expanding traditional conceptual frameworks are presented. Throughout this chapter, Canetto distinguishes between the terms “sex” & “gender”. She uses a terminology of suicidal behaviour based on outcome rather than (presumed) intent.