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  Life   Health  13 Sep 2018  36.6 percent of women who commit suicide in the world are from India: study

36.6 percent of women who commit suicide in the world are from India: study

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Sep 13, 2018, 5:09 pm IST
Updated : Sep 13, 2018, 5:09 pm IST

In case of men the number of suicide deaths makes up 24.4 percent of global suicide related deaths.

Gender discrimination in India was described as a leading factor (Photo: AFP)
 Gender discrimination in India was described as a leading factor (Photo: AFP)

Mental health is a major concern in every part of the world and a rise in suicides is a crucial part of the conversation. While preventing suicide remains a challenge for India, women in the country seem to be particularly at risk.

A study published in the Lancet Public Health Journal revealed that almost four out of 10 women committing suicide globally are Indian. The findings also showed that a staggering 71.2 percent of Indian women who commit suicide are below the age of 40.

 

The number of suicide deaths in India went up from 25.3 percent in 1990 to 36.6 percent of all suicides globally in 2016. But at the same time suicide rate among women went down by 27 percent between 1990 and 2016.

Meanwhile the number of suicide for women in India is 15 per one lakh which is still higher than the global average. In case of men the number of suicide deaths makes up 24.4 percent of global suicide related deaths.

The reason behind this development is described as gender discrimination as well as lack of support from family members or spouses.

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