What are the sexual predilections of heroin toxicity?

Updated: Dec 16, 2018
  • Author: Rania Habal, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Although heroin addiction has traditionally been viewed as a disease of males, addiction among females is grossly underreported. According to the , CDC, the average rate of past-year heroin use per 1,000 population from 2011-2013 was 3.6 in males versus 1.6 in females. [11]  The death rate for heroin overdose in 2012 was almost four times higher in males than in females. [12]


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