Prevalence of dating violence
Teen dating violence is an often-unrecognized subcategory of domestic violence.Although research on rates of perpetration and victimization exists, research that examines the problem from a longitudinal perspective and considers the dynamics of teen romantic relationships is lacking.Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.Single items assessed demographic characteristics, including gender, age, race, US nativity, relationship status, and sexual orientation.Dating partners were defined as persons the respondent reported “dating, going out with, or hooking up with.” All exposures and outcomes were assessed by using a referent time period of the past 3 months.
Study procedures were approved by institutional review boards at Public Health Institute and the University of Pittsburgh and were reviewed by administrators at respective schools and SHCs.
Future research should look at the frequency of violence in teen dating relationships and how that may harm teens' health, the researchers conclude.
Since its inception, the Workgroup has coordinated teen dating violence programming, policy, and research activities to combat violence from a public health perspective.
SHCs reduce barriers to health care faced by adolescents, such as concerns about confidentiality, lack of health insurance, and limited knowledge of the health care system.
The purpose of this study was to examine characteristics of cyber dating abuse and how such abuse may be associated with other forms of ARA, nonpartner sexual violence victimization, and sexual and reproductive health risks among youth seeking care in SHCs.