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When the thought of yourself nags you: How failure to attain cultural standards brings suicide on the fringe of consciousness

When the thought of yourself nags you: How failure to attain cultural standards brings suicide on the fringe of consciousness

On September 9, 2009, Dr. Sapandeep Sahni hanged herself after her pregnancy test came out negative for the fourth time. She had a daughter, but she and her family desired for her to have a son. It was culturally important. Otherwise, Dr. Sahni’s life could be seen as a success: she held a relatively prestigious job (a general practitioner), was planning to become an eye specialist, was popular with colleagues and patients alike, and was well off, living in a... / more

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