A portrait of K-pop star Goo Hara at a memorial altar at a hospital in Seoul following her suicide. Photo: AFP A portrait of K-pop star Goo Hara at a memorial altar at a hospital in Seoul following her suicide. Photo: AFP
A portrait of K-pop star Goo Hara at a memorial altar at a hospital in Seoul following her suicide. Photo: AFP
South Korea

Young South Korean women are turning to suicide in ever greater numbers. Covid-19 is just the start of their problems

  • Suicides among Korean women in their 20s have jumped by more than 40 per cent, yet rates for male deaths are in decline
  • While the coronavirus has amplified the problems faced by this group, experts saying there are deeper forces at work

Topic |   South Korea
A portrait of K-pop star Goo Hara at a memorial altar at a hospital in Seoul following her suicide. Photo: AFP A portrait of K-pop star Goo Hara at a memorial altar at a hospital in Seoul following her suicide. Photo: AFP
A portrait of K-pop star Goo Hara at a memorial altar at a hospital in Seoul following her suicide. Photo: AFP
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