URIDU Health Family Work

Why do married women wish to commit suicide?

In many developing countries, marriage is the source of a huge amount of stress for women. Some of the factors that may lead to suicidal behavior are:
Young brides are very often taken away from their peers and parents, as they go to live with the groom after marriage. As a consequence, they do lose the supportive network of their own family and friends. They are subjected to early and unwanted sexual intercourse, and their innocence and youth makes them more vulnerable and likely to experience violence from their partners than people who marry later. All of these things put them at a greater risk of suicide.