Abuse in a dating relationship can be confusing and frightening at any age.
But for teenagers, this abuse can be even more difficult.
That compares to adults where one-fourth of women who date and one-seventh of men who date experience dating abuse or violence.
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Even if they recognize the abuse, they may hesitate to report it for fear of retaliation or embarrassment.
Possessiveness, controlling behavior, and verbal put-downs are common forms of verbal abuse.
Dating relationships reinforce unhealthy gender stereotypes unless they are based on clear communication, trust, and nonviolent ways of settling conflict.
In the 1999 study Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey, more than half of all rape victims were under 18 at the time of the first rape.Strategy Educating teens about abusive relationships helps prevent teen dating violence.Community Problem Addressed In dating situations, youth test their concepts of masculinity, femininity, respect, mutuality, and communication." Delivering the no-go message could have grave importance.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says as many as one-third of teens (33 percent) will find themselves on a date in which abuse, coercion or actual violence takes place.Many victims of domestic violence, too, are young women.