Traditions weigh on China’s women – Christopher Allen

From the BBC:

 41774412 Woman Buckets203According to World Health Organisation statistics, China is the only country in the world where more women commit suicide than men.

Every year, 1.5 million women attempt to take their own lives, and a further 150,000 succeed in doing so.

The problem is worse in rural areas, where the suicide rate is three times higher than in the cities. [Full text]

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June 19, 2006 8:12 PM
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