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What type of people choose assisted suicide?

Conclusion As the authors point out, there is no obligation to report assisted suicides to any central registry, so it is possible these findings are based on incomplete information. It’s important to note that this was a small study involving 1,301 assisted suicides and the findings are based on quite small numbers – for example, 665 women were assisted suicides compared to 505 men. The debate over assisted suicide and concerns as to whether some vulnerable groups are more likely opt for assisted suicide – for example, those living alone – is important.  Further research is required in this area rather than jumping to the conclusion that people living alone and the divorced are opting for assisted suicide due to loneliness. It is likely to be multifactorial, including ability …

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What type of people choose assisted suicide?

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