Female youth aged 10 to 19 years had a significant and disproportionate increase in suicides between 1975 and 2005 compared with males in the same age group, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers said that the findings show that the historically large gap between male and female youth suicides is narrowing.
Donna A. Ruch, PhD, a post-doctoral scientist at the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote that previous research has shown increasing suicide rates among young females.
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