Gender and suicide risk: the role of wound site.

  title={Gender and suicide risk: the role of wound site.},
  author={Steven John Stack and Ira M. Wasserman},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  volume={39 1},
That males have higher suicide rates than females is one of the most empirically documented social facts in suicidology, but the reasons for this continue to be debated. For the present paper, we tested a neglected contributing factor to the gender suicide ratio: wound site or the area of the body that is wounded in firearm suicides. Males may have a higher suicide rate, in part, due to their greater likelihood than women for shooting themselves in the head as opposed to the body. This has been… CONTINUE READING
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