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Interesting stats from Switzerland appear to show that suicide is mostly carried out by men, the majority of women use assisted suicide.

Last year, some 10,078 new members joined the euthanasia organization Exit, the group announced. The number of actual assisted suicides went down slightly, whilst the average age of Exit members rose.

At the end of December 2017, the organization had 110,391 members in German-speaking Switzerland and in Ticino, according to the figures in the press release external link. Last year, 734 people ended their lives using Exit’s services, compared with 723 the previous year.

The number of requests from

people thinking about assisted suicide was about 3,500 – that’s 1,000 more than in 2014. Exit considered 1,031 of those requests, compared with 991 in 2016.

The number of people choosing “an end of their suffering with the help of Exit” was 734 in 2017, the organization wrote. Although men are generally much more likely to commit suicide, the majority of people using assisted suicide with Exit are women (60%).

EXIT helps only Swiss citizens to die. Foreigners
can choose either DIGNITAS, LIFECIRCLE, or EX INTERNATIONAL – all are viewable on the internet.

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