Sexuality and Disability - Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Domestic Violence

Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Domestic Violence

People with disabilities are as vulnerable as anyone to the problems that accompany sexual relationships. These problems include harassment, assault, and domestic violence. People with disabilities are more vulnerable to sexual assault than the general public, being targeted due to the physical or mental impairments that they have. The American Journal of Preventive Medicine has published results of a survey that found that males with disabilities are 4 times more likely to be sexually abused. Other studies have shown that for women with disabilities, "regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or class are assaulted, raped, and abused at a rate two times greater than women without disabilities risk of being physically assaulted for an adult with developmental disabilities is 4-10 times higher than for other adults".

Read more about this topic:  Sexuality And Disability

Other articles related to "sexual, violence":

Amphibious Warfare Ship - History - Future Developments
... Amphibious assault submarines, while proposed during the 1950s, and almost brought to actual construction by the Soviet Union in the 1960s, are currently not being designed ... However, if the predictions of military experts such as John Keegan or others hold true, and surface shipping becomes extremely dangerous during future wars of evenly matched powers (due to satellite reconnaissance and anti-ship missiles), then transport and amphibious assault submarines might deserve another look ...
Assault Amphibious Vehicle
... The AAV-7A1 is the current amphibious troop transport of the United States Marine Corps ... It is used by USMC Assault Amphibian Battalions to land the surface assault elements of the landing force and their equipment in a single lift from assault shipping during amphibious operations to inland objectives and to conduct mechanized operations and related combat support in subsequent mechanized operations ashore ...
Assault - Regional Details - Ancient Greece
... the law against hubris included what would today be termed assault and battery sexual crimes ranging from forcible rape of women or children to consensual but improper activities or the theft of public ... this definition to the contemporary concept of "insolence, contempt, and excessive violence" ...

Famous quotes containing the words violence and/or domestic:

    Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    What we men share is the experience of having been raised by women in a culture that stopped our fathers from being close enough to teach us how to be men, in a world in which men were discouraged from talking about our masculinity and questioning its roots and its mystique, in a world that glorified masculinity and gave us impossibly unachievable myths of masculine heroics, but no domestic models to teach us how to do it.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)