Numbers

SUICIDE

1,269 Number of successful suicide jumps off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge since 1937. Although opponents worry that a barrier would mar the bridge's appearance, the city is considering various safety options, including a higher fence or netting to catch jumpers

90% Percentage of people who were prevented from jumping off the Golden Gate who either are still alive or eventually died from natural causes

HEALTH

67% Percentage of U.S. hysterectomies that experts say may have been unnecessary. About 600,000 hysterectomies are performed every year

33% Percentage of American women who undergo the procedure before they turn 60

DOWRIES

124,000...

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