IMR Press / JOMH / Volume 17 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.056
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Characteristics of suicidal male and female soldiers in various military forces
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1 Department of Health and Well-Being, IDF’s Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces, 52620 Ramat Gan, Israel
*Correspondence: (Ishai Nir)
J. Mens. Health 2021, 17(3), 36–40;
Submitted: 22 February 2021 | Accepted: 31 March 2021 | Published: 8 July 2021
Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by IMR Press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license (

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.

Gender paradox
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