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While it's possible that dating violence could cause thoughts of suicide, it's also possible that children who are depressed are more likely than others to fall into abusive relationships, says Adiaha Spinks-Franklin, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston who was not involved in the new study.Assaults by romantic partners often aren't isolated events.
This site offers information on how to seek therapy or treatment for teens and families who are suffering from teen violence issues or abuse.
Twenty-one percent of high school girls have been physically or sexually assaulted by someone they dated -- a figure twice as high as previously estimated, a new study shows.
Ten percent of high school boys also report having been physically or sexually assaulted by a dating partner, about the same rate reported in earlier surveys, according to a study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published today in JAMA Pediatrics.
When it comes to rape statistics, the numbers are still startling high and that is just the number of rape or sexual assault incidents that are even reported.
Rape statistics may not even be the most accurate because so many victims are hestitant to report the event.