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Women with disabilities are often ignored, shunned or mocked when seeking help from medical practitioners or even friends or family, victims said on the sidelines global summit on sexual and reproductive health in Nairobi.One billion people, or 15 percent of the world's population, experience some form of disability, with prevalence higher in developing nations, according to the World Bank.Although their rights are protected by international agreements and national laws and policies, people with disabilities are often left out of mainstream conversations on issues related to sex, sexual violence and pregnancy.Children with disabilities are almost four times more likely to be subjected to sexual violence than children without disabilities and girls face the greatest risk, says the United Nations Population Fund.
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