Worldwide Sexism Increases Suicide Risk in Young Women

May 31, 2015

‘How do you explain that the leading cause of death of women aged 15 to 19, worldwide, is suicide? An internationally recognized expert on global mental health and suicide, Dr Suzanne Petroni, said in an interview with the Telegraph: “The most probable reason is gender discrimination.” “Gender based violence can also contribute to depression and suicidal behavior”, Petroni said. “And sexual violence can happen anywhere.”’

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