Should governments make laws to protect people from hurting themselves?

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Should governments make laws to protect people from hurting themselves?


Each year, 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males engage in self injury.

90 percent of people who engage in self harm begin during their teen or pre-adolescent years.

Nearly 50 percent of those who engage in self injury activities have been sexually abused.

Females comprise 60 percent of those who engage in self injurious behavior.

About 50 percent of those who engage in self mutilation begin around age 14 and carry on into their 20s.

Many of those who self injure report learning how to do so from friends or pro self injury websites.

Approximately two million cases are reported annually in the U. S.

Considering these statistics, perhaps laws should be put into place to prevent people from harming themselves. What do you think? Would it be beneficial or just cause more problems?
Should governments make laws to protect people from hurting themselves?
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