Why suicide rates among pregnant women in Nepal are rising

Authors: Simkhada, B. and van Teijlingen, E.

Publisher: The Conversation


Huge numbers of pregnant women and new mothers are taking their own lives in Nepal as they deal with extreme poverty, natural disasters, domestic violence and oppression. Research shows suicide represents 16% of all deaths in women of reproductive age. The rate is higher than previously recorded and there has been a considerable increase over the past few years. But a new project which trained midwives about mental health issues might hold the key to turning this around.


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