Research shows that teen girls are not as likely to be as abusive as teen boys.Teen boys are far more likely to initiate violence and teen girls are more likely to be violent in a case of self-defense.
Middle school, high school, and college age women experience a higher rate of rape than any other group.
Teen dating violence can be very dangerous - sometimes lethal.
Results of teen dating violence and sexual assault include serious physical harm, emotional damage, sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy, and death.
Domestic violence occurs when the abuser believes that abuse is acceptable, justified, or unlikely to be reported.
It may produce intergenerational cycles of abuse in children and other family members, who may feel that such violence is acceptable or condoned.