Volume 21, Issue 2 (April 1976)

    Homicidal Hanging Masquerading as Sexual Asphyxia

    (Received 6 May 1975; accepted 21 July 1975)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Accidental asphyxiation occasionally results from autoerotic activity related to the sexual perversion of bondage, a variant of sadomasochism [1–4]. These deaths occur predominantly in the adolescent male population but also rarely in females [5, 6]. They are generally accepted as being accidental, although a recent textbook describes them as suicides [7].


    Author Information:

    Davis, J
    Medical Examiner, Office of the Dade County Medical Examiner, Miami, Fla.

    Wright, RK
    Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Office of the Dade County Medical Examiner, Miami, Fla.


    Stock #: JFS10509J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10509J

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    Title Homicidal Hanging Masquerading as Sexual Asphyxia
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