Men with disabilities target for sex assault

MEN with physical or psychological disabilities are at high risk of sexual assault compared to men without disabilities, a US health survey shows.

The study of 22,000 men found nearly 14% had experienced sexual violence compared to 3.7% of men without disabilities, 26.6% of women with disabilities and 12.4% of women without disabilities.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2011; in press