Is suicide by drowning more common in men or women?

Updated: Jun 19, 2019
  • Author: G Patricia Cantwell, MD, FCCM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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A study by the European Alliance Against Depression reviewed gender-specific suicide methods in 16 European countries. [17] They found that women were more likely to choose drowning as a suicide method. They suggested that gender-specific prevention strategies should be developed.


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