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In China, suicide in young women is a problem too

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 09 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:636
  1. Sing Lee, senior lecturer in psychiatry (
  1. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

    EDITOR—Mayor reports that the Men's Health Forum recommends that suicide in young British men needs multiagency solutions rather than efforts by psychiatrists or general practitioners alone.1 This is true in China too, except that it is young women who should be the target of interventions.

    China's national suicide rate has been estimated to be about 30/100 000 annually,2 about …

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