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Advice for Patients
August 3, 2009

Adolescents and Dating Violence

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009;163(8):776. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.142

Dating violence is physical, sexual, or psychological violence within a dating relationship. Examples include hitting or punching, forced sexual contact, or threats of violence.

About 10% to 20% of high school teenagers are physically injured by a dating partner each year.

Adolescent dating violence is associated with

Unlike adult intimate partner violence, rates of being the abuser are similar for adolescent boys and girls.

A teenager experiencing dating violence may:

Recommendations for parents who are concerned about dating abuse with their child:

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline:

Source to raise awareness and prevent digital dating abuse among teens: