Teen Dating Violence: What You Need to Know

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  • Dating Violence Top Reason For Teen ER Visits
  • Teen Dating Cyber Abuse Is Common Among Girls of Color
  • 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

What Encourages This Type of Violence?

Past data has pointed to many factors. A 2013 study looked at African-American teen girls and found that experiencing and/or witnessing severe sexual and physical trauma at home put women more at risk for entering abusive relationships. Other factors include poverty, victim blaming and a society that undermines women.  

 

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