Suicide Contagion is Real

March 4, 2022 | Patients Rights Action Fund

A peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Ethics and Mental Health outlines women as most at-risk from “avoidable premature death” in places where euthanasia and assisted suicide are legal.

“The data from Europe and from the U.S. indicate that subsequent to the introduction of euthanasia/assisted suicide, it is women who have most been placed at risk of avoidable premature death from changes in rates of intentional self-initiated death and from changes in rates of non-assisted suicide. More research is needed but consideration of prima facie descriptive data on non-assisted suicide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia in Europe raise serious and concerning questions.”

Read the article. (84 mins)