A national study led by UMass Medical School shows that men with disabilities are more likely to report being victims of sexual violence over their lifetimes than men without disabilities, according to Boston Magazine’s Hub Health. Researchers concluded that sexual assault prevention needs to include the disabled community.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Men with disabilities are more likely than men without disabilities to be the victims of sexual violence, according to a national study co-authored by UMass Medical School, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers conclude that sexual assault screening, prevention, and response efforts need to be inclusive of all people with disabilities.
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