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Understanding teen dating violence; fact sheet 2012
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    Why is dating violence a public health problem? -- How does dating violence affect health? -- Who is at risk for dating violence? -- How can we prevent dating violence? -- How does CDC approach prevention? -- Where can I learn more? -- References

    Dating violence is a type of intimate partner violence. It occurs between two people in a close relationship. The nature of dating violence can be physical, emotional, or sexual: Physical--this occurs when a partner is pinched, hit, shoved, or kicked; Emotional--this means threatening a partner or harming his or her sense of self-worth Examples include name calling, shaming, bullying, embarrassing on purpose, or keeping him/her away from friends and family; Sexual--this is forcing a partner to engage in a sex act when he or she does not or cannot consent; Stalking--his refers to a pattern of harassing or threatening tactics used by a perpetrator that is both unwanted and causes fear in the victim. Dating violence can take place in person or electronically, such as repeated texting or posting sexual pictures of a partner online. Unhealthy relationships can start early and last a lifetime. Dating violence often starts with teasing and name calling. These behaviors are often thought to be a :normal" part of a relationship. But these behaviors can lead to more serious violence like physical assault and rape.

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