alexa Women with disabilities' experience with physical and sexual abuse: review of the literature and implications for the field.
Social & Political Sciences

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Arts and Social Sciences Journal

Author(s): Plummer SB, Findley PA

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Abstract While studies suggest that the rate of abuse of women with disabilities is similar or higher compared to the general population, there continues to be a lack of attention to this issue. Women with disabilities are at particularly high risk of abuse, both through typical forms of violence (physical, sexual, and emotional) and those that target one's disability. In an effort to highlight the need for increased attention to this issue, this article reviews the current peer-reviewed research in this field. The authors outline recommendations for future research goals and provide implications for research, practice, and policy. This article was published in Trauma Violence Abuse and referenced in Arts and Social Sciences Journal

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