more likely to drink heavily, use drugs, engage in risky sexual behavior, develop eating disorders, and attempt suicide.
females 16-24 are more susceptible to relationship abuse.
Teenage Girls:Verbal Abuse
-Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.
Teenage Boys: Physical Abuse
-57% of teens know someone who has been physically, sexually, or verbally abusive in a dating relationship. Liz Claiborne Inc., Love is NOT abuse!