Female suicides in Diyarbakir, Turkey
Publication: Journal of Forensic Sciences
Topics: Age Group Gender International Suicide
Keywords: Firearms Hanging Method Turkey
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The authors investigate the methods used of women suicides in Diyarbakir province, Turkey, between 1996 and 2001, using post mortem investigation and autopsy records. They found that 58% of suicides were female; women had higher suicide rates than men. More than half of female suicides were younger than 20 years old. Firearms was the most common method for men, whereas overall for women, hanging was preferred, although firearms were also common for women younger than 20 years old. No suicide had previous histories of drug or alcohol abuse. Suicide motive was usually family problems.
Goren, S., Subasi, M., Tirasci, Y., & Ozen, S. (2004). Female suicides in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 49(4), 796-798.
Goren, S., et al. "Female Suicides in Diyarbakir, Turkey." Journal of Forensic Sciences 49.4 (2004): 796-98.