Johanna Shapiron, Aileen Wiglesworth, Elizabeth H. Morrison
Health professionals are increasingly concerned about the vulnerability of people with disabilities to various forms of mistreatment, especially intimate partner abuse and neglect. Published research favors the conclusion that women with disabilities are at greater risk for experiencing physical, emotional, and sexual violence than are women (or men) without disabilities. Less is known about mistreatment risk factors among men with disabilities. One recent review article concluded that intimate partner violence occurs at elevated and disproportionate rates among women and men with disabilities, especially when assessed over the course of their lives.