Monday, February 1, 2016

CDC Study Finds Teen Boys As Likely As Teen Girls To Be Victims Of Dating Violence

From MedlinePlus, "Boys Victims of Dating Violence, Too: Survey of 'at risk' teens finds males as likely as females to suffer abuse:"
Contrary to what many people may think, teenage boys commonly suffer dating violence -- including physical and emotional abuse, a new U.S. government [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] study finds.

The study focused on teens considered to be at high risk for dating violence -- those who had suffered or witnessed violence at home or in their neighborhoods.

It turned out that boys were about as likely as girls to say they'd been victims of some form of dating violence. The pattern was also corroborated by girls' reports: They commonly admitted to being perpetrators.
[Dennis Reidy, of the division of violence prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] added, the study points out that boys can be victims, too. [Emphasis added.]

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