Year: 2000 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.30, no.3, (Fall 2000), p.282-288 SIEC No: 20000456

Women who commit suicide use less violent methods than do men. Thoeries that attempt to explain this finding focus on gender differences in factors such as intent, socialization & emotions. Data from a psychological autopsy study were used to test the theory that women who commit suicide use less violent means because they are less intent on dying. Although women were significantly less likely to use a violent method than men, there was no difference in the lethality of their suicidal intent.