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Physical abuse includes being beaten, pushed down, pinched, slapped, or hit. Sometimes people threaten a disabled woman’s children. She may be even more afraid because she feels she cannot protect her children from violence.
In addition to beatings and assault, a disabled woman is being physically abused when:
|Health workers can prevent this kind of situation by covering her body as much as possible with her own clothes or a sheet. Or they can examine her in a private room, if one is available.|