Autoerotic Deaths: A 25-Year Retrospective Epidemiological Study

American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 05/31/2012

Sauvageau A – There is no clear evidence of a preferential time of day for these deaths, but there appear to be slightly more autoerotic deaths during summer. The incidence of autoerotic deaths is higher in big cities compared with rural areas. The previously published estimate of 500 to 1000 `autoerotic deaths per year should not be used for Canada. An incidence of 0.2 to 0.5 cases per million inhabitants per year is a better estimate of the incidence of autoerotic deaths.

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