New study: Men with disabilities face higher rate of sexual assaults

By Lisa M. Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

October 14, 2011
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Monika Mitra, PhD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, was interviewed by National Public Radio’s health blog Shots on her new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine indicating men with disabilities are four times more likely to be sexually assaulted during their lifetime than men who do not have disabilities. Dr. Mitra told NPR’s Whitney Blair Wyckoff that research into sexual assaults on men with disabilities had been limited. “Looking back, I was a little surprised to see the results that we got,” Mitra said. 

See the full story on the NPR Shots blog here:

Men with disabilities face increased risk of sexual violence
Other related newsmakers:

Los Angeles Times Booster Shots blog:
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/11/news/la-heb-disabled-men-sexual-abuse-20111011

Newsday:
http://www.newsday.com/news/health/men-with-disabilities-more-vulnerable-to-sexual-assault-1.3236695

Med India
http://www.medindia.net/news/Men-With-Disabilities-at-High-Risk-for-Sexually-Abuse-91815-1.htm