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STUDY FINDS MORE PEOPLE TRAVELLING TO SWITZERLAND FOR ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

A STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS, RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT 611 PEOPLE FROM 31 COUNTRIES HAD COMMITTED SUICIDE FROM 2008 TO 2012 IN SWITZERLAND.  SINCE 2009 THE NUMBER ARRIVING FROM OTHER COUNTRIES HAD STEADILY INCREASED TO 172 IN 2012.  OVER HALF OF THE CASES INVOLVED NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS SUCH AS PARKINSON'S AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.  60% WERE WOMEN AND THE MAJORITY WERE FROM BRITAIN, GERMANY AND FRANCE WITH 21 FROM THE UNITED STATES.

 

 

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