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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


BARROSO MARTINEZ, Alejandro Arnaldo. Understanding suicide from a gender perspective: a critical literature review. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2019, vol.39, n.135, pp.51-66.  Epub Nov 11, 2019. ISSN 2340-2733.

Suicide is a public health problem worldwide. Traditional epidemiology has shown differences in the rates and means used by men and women all around the world. However, the discussion on the gender category maintains that there are no universal identities of the masculine and feminine, but historical social processes that make human sexuality a singular experience. Therefore, through a critical literature review, this article aims to identify scopes and unresolved questions by research on suicide from a gender perspective. It is necessary to understand suicide as a social problem. This critical approach aims to be a tool to question the coercive processes of sexualities and to promote the different ways of experiencing them as protective processes of mental health.

Keywords : suicide; gender; femininity; masculinity.

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