A 2017 CDC Report [PDF 4.32MB] found that approximately 7% of women and 4% of men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence by that partner before 18 years of age. Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.
The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who: Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.
There are many different types of abuse, including physical, emotional, financial, sexual and technological abuse.
Abuse happens in all kinds of relationships - married couples, teenagers who are dating, young couples, couples have been together for many years or even in friendships.
From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life.
Many more survive violence and suffer physical, mental, and or emotional health problems throughout the rest of their lives.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and need help, click here If you are concerned about your safety, click here for more information.
If you are an immigrant woman and need more information, click here.Domestic abuse has been known to occur in same sex relationships as well as opposite sex relationships.According to data from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence General Information Packet (2007), almost 95% of DV victims are women.Of the women in intimate relationships, more than half are likely to experience physical violence at some point in their relationship and for about 24-30% of these women, this violence and battering is likely to be ongoing.Most abusers are men and while big, loud aggressive men seem like the stereotypical abusers, even small, quiet, unassuming men can be abusive.CDC is committed to stopping violence before it begins.