Here are some sexual abuse statistics from the CDC (Center for Disease Control): Only about 31% of teen sexual abuse incidents are reported.Social stigma, fear of retribution and the trauma of not being believed stymie reports of teen sexual abuse.
Some 35% of teens have some type of experience in a romantic relationship, a figure that includes current and former daters, as well as those in serious and less-serious relationships.
The survey asked about three different categories of romantic relationships and found: Some 64% of teens indicate that they have never been in a romantic relationship of any kind (and 1% declined to provide their relationship status).
It can occur in person or electronically and might occur between a current or former dating partner. Healthy relationship behaviors can have a positive effect on a teen’s emotional development.
Several different words are used to describe teen dating violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious long-term and short-term effects. Unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships can have severe consequences and short- and long-term negative effects on a developing teen.
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Teenagers in the United States: Sexual activity, contraceptive use, and childbearing, National Survey of Family Growth 2006-2008.
Most teens with romantic relationship experience are not sexually active.
Some 30% of teen daters say they have ever had sex.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.