Year: 2001 Source: International Clinical Psychopharmacology, v.16, suppl.2, (March 2001), p.S7-S19 SIEC No: 20070450

This article reviews research during the last 25 years on female suicide. Rates of suicide are compared across nations; almost everywhere rates for females are lower than those for males, the exceptions being India & China where higher rates are observed among young married women. Risk & protective factors in female suicide are reviewed, including: the abuse of women; the reproductive process; marital status, widowhood, employment, occupation, prosperity, immigration, & religiosity. (164 refs.)