Methods: Analyses were conducted using the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a nationally representative dataset sampling of high school students in grades 9-12 in the United States.Data from a total of 13,583 adolescents were used in the study.Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination.Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime.The limited data available on LGBTQ teen dating violence, however, is cause for concern.
In situations of dating violence, one partner tries to exert power and control over the other partner through physical abuse or sexual assault.
about 10 percent of high school students reported experiencing physical or sexual dating violence.
Unfortunately, most studies of IPV in the LGBTQ community focus exclusively on adults, and most studies of teen dating violence fail to take into account respondents’ sexual orientation or gender identity.
Emotional abuse is commonly present alongside the physical abuse or sexual abuse that takes place.
Sexual violence in dating relationships is also a major concern.