Teen Dating Violence: What You Need to Know

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  • What Encourages This Type of Violence?
  • The Consequences of Abuse
  • Violence, Coerced Sex and Condoms
  • Why You Have to Take Violence Seriously
  • Know The Warning Signs
  • Dating Violence and The LGBT Community
  • When Love Hurts
  • What Is Teen Dating Violence?
  • General Dating Violence Stats
  • Blacks and Teen Dating Violence
  • Dating Violence Top Reason For Teen ER Visits
  • Teen Dating Cyber Abuse Is Common Among Girls of Color

Violence, Coerced Sex and Condoms

Sometimes abuse comes in the form of sexual violence —pressuring partners into sex, rape or forcing partners not to use condoms. This type of violence, especially if the sex is condomless, opens up victims to STDs and HIV infections. Past data has shown that violence plays a factor in HIV infections among Black women. 

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