Teen Dating Violence: What You Need to Know

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  • 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
  • What Encourages This Type of Violence?

Dating Violence and the LGBT Community

Dating violence isn’t just a heterosexual problem — LGBT teens are just as likely to experience dating violence as heterosexual youth. One study found that 14.6 percent of male teens and 26 percent of female teens experienced psychological violence in same sex relationships. Another study found that 43.6 percent and 39.8 had experienced at least one type of abuse from a same-sex partner. 


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