Responding to Abuse Against Women with Disabilities

Abuse Against Women with Disabilities CoverIt is critical that health care providers recognize and respond to an expanded definition of domestic violence when serving women with disabilities. Women with disabilities tend to suffer from additional types of abuse, for longer durations, and at the hands of a greater number of perpetrators.

The Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD) found that women with physical disabilities are more likely to use every major category of health care provider and facility (including public health clinics and emergency rooms) within a given year.

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