Rates of violence and abuse are similar for teens in same-sex relationships, according to data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
Responses from 24,976 high school students from 13-18 years old who reported a dating experience were analyzed to assess demographic characteristics, DV victimization, and psychological and behavioral health and academic variables.
Findings showed that females were more likely to report victimization than males.
Turning Point provides up-to-date programming regarding healthy relationships and dating violence to local students, staff, parents and community members.
Additionally, data from the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (Nat SCEV) conducted in 2008 found that girls seemed to be more afraid of teen dating violence victimization compared to other types of victimization than boys; in a list of 43 types of victimization, girls ranked teen dating violence 13th while boys ranked it 42nd.
Recent research has also found a relationship between intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion.