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Infographic about LGB Teen Dating Violence Data

LGB Teen Dating Violence

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Youth people experience teen dating violence especially lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth.

It could be someone you know. Teach love.

8% of heterosexual student and 18% of LGB students reported they experienced physical dating violence being hit, slammed into something, or injured with an object on purpose at least once by someone they were dating or going out with during the 12 months before the survey among students who were dating or going out with someone.

5% of heterosexual students and 18% of LGB students reported ever being forced to have sexual intercourse with anyone they did not want to (dating partner or otherwise) during the 12 months before the students among students who were dating or going out with someone.

Prevention is possible!

Be a mentor or tutor.

Volunteer at schools and in your community.

Model how to respond nonviolently to conflict, stress, and fear.

Notice good choices and praise them.

Prevent minors from getting unsupervised access to firearms.

Help prevent bullying and sexual harassment.

Ensure school staff care about who students are and what they learn.

Start or join a youth violence prevention coalition.

Safe and supportive relationships and environments improve education, safety, and health for all youth.

www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention

www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth

For the 2015 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 15, 713 questionnaires were completed in 125 public and private schools.

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