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As anti-Asian attacks on Asian American and Pacific Islanders continue to rise, a report released Thursday underscores how women in the racial group endure a disproportionate number of such incidents.

The research, spearheaded by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, revealed that 74 percent of Asian American and Pacific Islander women reported having personally experienced racism or discrimination in the last 12 months, roughly the time since the Atlanta-area spa shootings, in which eight people, most of them Asian women, were murdered, the report pointed out.

Not only did a majority of women report racist encounters, but 38 percent also reported having experienced sexual harassment.

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women reported the highest percentage, with 80 percent saying they’ve dealt with racism or discrimination.

But, particularly given the long-standing issues Asian women face, access to care is critical at all times.

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