Dating violence against adolescent girls associated substance datingsite agrariers

Teen dating violence [187KB, 2Pages, 508] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional aggression within a dating relationship, including stalking.

Many studies indicate that as a dating relationship becomes more serious, the potential for and nature of violent behavior also escalates.

14% of teens report their boyfriend or girlfriend threatened to harm them or themselves to avoid a breakup.

Moreover, results indicated that experience of physical dating violence was associated with substance use, unhealthy weight control, sexual risk behavior, pregnancy and suicidality.

Hence, the girls who reported serious dating violence were at risk for serious health concerns.

In our analyses, we examined a 4-level DVV measure: no DVV, physical only, sexual only, and both physical and sexual.

RESULTS: Male students had a significantly lower prevalence of DVV compared with female students.

Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2015.

The 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey [2.77MB,180Pages, 508] found that nearly 12% of high school females reported physical violence and nearly 16% reported sexual violence from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.

BACKGROUND: Little information is available on the associations between nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) and dating violence victimization (DVV) among high school students and how associations vary by sex.

METHODS: We used data from the 2015 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a cross-sectional survey of a nationally representative sample of students in grades 9 to 12.

Community- or school-based adolescent violence and substance use prevention efforts would be enhanced by considering the association between DVV and substance use, particularly NMUPD among both male and female adolescents, to address these public health problems.

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