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Characteristics of suicidal male and female soldiers in various military forces

  • Ishai Nir1

1Department of Health and Well-Being, IDF's Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces, 52620 Ramat Gan, Israel

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.056 Vol.17,Issue 3,July 2021 pp.36-40

Submitted: 22 February 2021 Accepted: 31 March 2021

Published: 08 July 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Ishai Nir E-mail:

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The gender paradox in suicidality is a documented phenomenon, the existence of which has been established by many studies in recent decades. However, despite being repeatedly shown to exist in civilian populations, it has not been researched much in military settings. This paper aims to explore the existence of the gender paradox in various military forces around the world, as reflected in the published literature and to assess the need for further investigation of the subject.


Suicide; Gender paradox; Military; Soldiers

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Ishai Nir. Characteristics of suicidal male and female soldiers in various military forces. Journal of Men's Health. 2021. 17(3);36-40.


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