Female homicidal strangulation in urban South Africa

  title={Female homicidal strangulation in urban South Africa},
  author={Shahnaaz Suffla and A van Niekerk and Najuwa Arendse},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  pages={363 - 363}
BACKGROUND Female strangulation in South Africa occurs in a context of pervasive and often extreme violence perpetrated against women, and therefore represents a major public health, social and human rights concern. South African studies that provide accurate descriptions of the occurrence of strangulation incidents among female homicide victims are limited. The current study describes the extent, distribution and patterns of homicidal strangulation of women in the four largest South African… CONTINUE READING