Year: 1999 Source: Omega, v.40, no.1, (1999-2000), p.165-208 SIEC No: 20000156

This study examined the 75 suicide cases Kevorkian acknowledged assisting between 1990-97. A significant majority of cases were women. The predominance of women contrasts with national trends in suicide mortality where men are a clear majority. The preponderance of women among Kevorkian’s cases may represent a real phenomenon. One possibility is that, in the USA, assisted suicide is particularly acceptable for women. Personal & social factors encouraging assisted suicide in women are examined.