Female MDs face greater suicide risk: study

Sibbald, Barbara
June 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/26/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 13, p1877
Academic Journal
Reports on a study which found that female physicians are twice as likely to commit suicide as other women. Finding that male physicians are less likely to kill themselves than other men; Description of the study, which was conducted at the Centre for Suicide Research at Oxford University; View that the high rate of suicide among females may be partly explained by women's tendency to commit suicide by poisoning, and the fact that physicians have easy access to this means; Other explanations.


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