Volume 5, Issue 15 (Winter 2012)                   IJT 2012, 5(15): 531-534 | Back to browse issues page

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Afzali S, Taheri S K, Jamilian M, Eslambolchi P. The Relationship between Menstrual Cycle Phases and Suicide Attempts in Suicidal Women Admitted to the Poisoning Ward of Farshchian Hospital, Hamedan, Iran. IJT. 2012; 5 (15) :531-534
URL: http://ijt.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-95-en.html
Hamedan University of Medical Sciences , saeid_tm@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Suicide or para suicide is one of the known complications all around the world that unfortunately has had an increasing trend in recent decades. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between different phases of menstrual cycle and suicide attempts among suicidal women who referred to the Poisoning Ward of Farschian Hospital, Hamedan, Iran.
 Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, all fertile women who had committed suicide with drugs or toxic chemical agents and had regular 4-week menstrual cycles were investigated in a 6-month period between September 2010 and March 2011. Data on menstrual cycles were collected and analyzed.
Results: A total of 81 cases aged between 15 and 55 years were investigated. Of these, 53.1% were married, 44.4% were housekeepers, 51.9% were under diploma, and 72.8% had committed suicide by drugs. The mean age of puberty (37%) was 13 and the patients had 7 days of bleeding. In terms of menstrual cycle phase, 48.1% were in luteal phase and 51.9% were in follicular phase.
 Conclusion: The findings of this study revealed that there is not a significant relationship between suicidal attempts and different phases of menstrual cycle.
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