Intimate femicide-suicide in South Africa: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Mathews2008IntimateFI,
  title={Intimate femicide-suicide in South Africa: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Shanaaz Mathews and Naeemah Abrahams and Rachel Jewkes and Lorna Jean Martin and Carl J. Lombard and Lisa Haffejee Sadiyya Vetten},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2008},
  volume={86 7},
  pages={
          552-58
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence and patterns of intimate femicide-suicide in South Africa and to describe the factors associated with an increase in the risk of suicide after intimate femicide (i.e. the killing of an intimate female partner). METHODS A cross-sectional retrospective national mortuary-based study was conducted at a proportionate random sample of 25 legal laboratories to identify all homicides committed in 1999 of women aged over 13 years. Data were collected from the… CONTINUE READING

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