It can happen whether you are young or old, and in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.
Dating violence is always wrong, and you can get help.
Prevalence of dating violence ranged 7.4% to 17.8% across state surveys (median: 11.1%) and from 8.0% to 18.5% across local surveys (median: 12.0%) Centers for Disease Control (2010), "Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance --- United States, 2009" Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Surveillance Summaries June 4, 2010 / 59(SS05);1-142 2003 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Here's what the 2003 report says: By using data from the 2003 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), CDC analyzed the prevalence of physical dating violence (PDV) victimization among high school students and its association with five risk behaviors. We'll do it anonymously, unless you give specific permission to use your name and/or e-mail address. According to expert Cindi Struckman-Johnson, women are most likely to use psychological pressure such as verbal pleading and arguments, emotional blackmail, and deception.
The results indicated that 8.9% of students (8.9% of males and 8.8% of females) reported PDV victimization during the 12 months preceding the survey and that students reporting PDV victimization were more likely to engage in four of the five risk behaviors (i.e., sexual intercourse, attempted suicide, episodic heavy drinking, and physical fighting). Know a young man who may be the victim of dating assault or sexual coercion? Often, it'll be enough to get him to talk to you about it -- if not right away, perhaps in a bit. "Date Rape" is being coerced into having unwanted sex. Another common approach of sexually aggressive women is to take advantage of a man's intoxicated state.
Dating violence can cause serious harm to your body and your emotions. Return to top In the United States, teens and young women experience the highest rates of relationship violence.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, now more males than females are victims of teenage dating violence.
Why do Women Use Force or Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships?
Domestic violence against men deals with domestic violence experienced by men or boys in an intimate relationship such as marriage, cohabitation, dating, or within a family.
Dating violence is when one person purposely hurts or scares someone they are dating.
Dating violence includes: Dating violence often starts with emotional abuse.
You may think that behaviors like calling you names or insisting on seeing you all the time are a "normal" part of relationships.
Their 2003 Youth Risk Behavior Survey report found "that 8.9% of students (8.9% of males and 8.8% of females) reported PDV victimization during the 12 months preceding the survey." But the 2009 survey shows 9.3% of females, 10.3% of males were victims of physical violence.
During the 12 months before the survey, 9.8% of students nationwide had been hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend (i.e., dating violence) (Table 12). But the text does not mention this disparity - like they're trying to hide the fact.] The prevalence of dating violence was higher among 11th-grade male (11.5%) than 11th-grade female (9.1%) students.