The high suicide rate of female physicians

Female doctors kill themselves at a rate 130 percent higher than other adult women, while the rate among male physicians is 40 percent higher than men in general

“The fraternity of medicine, mental health specialists said, is populated by hard-charging professionals taught to pursue perfection and abhor weakness. It’s a high-stress profession. And it is a field uniquely positioned to have access to the tools of suicide — and the knowledge of how to use them.”

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