This document presents information about dating violence, the types of dating abuse, its effect, and prevalence of dating violence in both heterosexual and LGBT relationships.
The document also presents suggestions for dating violence prevention programs.
The question on physical TDV asked how many times someone "physically hurt you on purpose" and the new question on sexual TDV asked "how many times did someone you were dating or going out with force you to do sexual things that you did not want to do?
" All health-risk behaviors, including alcohol use, suicide ideation and drug use were most prevalent among students who had experienced both physical and sexual TDV and least prevalent among students who experienced no TDV.
Although female students have a higher prevalence than male students, male and female students are both impacted by TDV, and prevention efforts may be more effective if they include content for both sexes," the study concludes.This fact sheet notes three types of dating abuses - physical, emotional, and sexual - and draws on research to show that teen dating violence is a public health problem.The fact sheet also presents CDC's approach to teen dating violence prevention.These documents draw from various studies that use different measures. More than 1 in 5 women and nearly 1 in 7 men who have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of intimate partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age (CDC, 2011).In a survey of 500 teen and young adults, 57% percent waited six months or more before seeking any help while 40% hadn’t talked to anyone about abusive behavior in their relationship (Mary Kay, 2014).The authors describe the differences between adult intimate partner violence and teen dating violence and note that applying adult intimate partner violence perspective to teen dating violence is problematic.This fact sheet uses nationally representative data to show that forced sexual intercourse is a common experience among young adult women of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, with verbal and physical force being the most common force used.This document examines the prevalence of dating violence by gender and communities of color.The document also presents information about the different types of dating violence and their effects on teens who experience dating violence.The fact sheet also presents data that suggests the association between forced sexual intercourse and risky behaviors.This "Facts & Stats Collection" paper describes specific issues and distinguishing dynamics that confront teens and young adults of color, highlighting types of abuse and warning signs. This fact sheet presents information about dating and domestic violence among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) young people and the obstacles faced by LGBTQ youth in seeking help.