Disability is Associated with Intimate Partner Violence
American Public Health Association Researchers found that women with a disability were significantly more likely to report experiencing some form of intimate partner violence (IPV) when compared with women without a disability.
Women with a disability were more likely to report ever being threatened with violence (28.5 percent vs. 15.4 percent) and hit, slapped, pushed, kicked or physically hurt (30.6 percent vs. 15.7 percent) by an intimate partner. Similarly, women with a disability were more likely to report ever experiencing unwanted sex by an intimate partner (19.7 percent vs. 8.2 percent) than those without a disability.
Read the abstract here.