Year: 2023 Source: Revista Ciência & Saúde Coletiva. (2023). 28(05). SIEC No: 20231430
Suicide among women is a matter of public health, and there is a lack of scientific literature on this issue. In this theoretical essay, we sought to discuss suicide among women in Brazil from a gender perspective. For that purpose, we adopted the idea that gender extrapolates the concept of sex, considering that differences between people are produced by culture and arrangements through which society transforms biological sexuality into the realizations of human life. Therefore, this article is organized in a way to indicate some explanatory models of suicide among women, discussing gender inequalities and approaching the matter of intersectionality from a protective view. Moreover, we believe that the theme is extremely complex, considering that stigma still resists, as does prejudice related to this issue. Hence, it is of utmost importance to view the structural questions that refer to suicide in women, such as violence and gender inequalities.