[LA Times] Sexual violence common among teens. Feeling responsible isn’t.
Posted: October 8, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: intimate-partner abuse, rape, sexual assault, sexual violence
Sexual violence common among teens. Feeling responsible isn’t.
“While those most likely to report initiating unwanted sexual contact in their early to mid-teens were boys, girls were among the perpetrators as the age of respondents increased. Latino and African American youths, and those from low-income families, were less likely to have coerced another person to engage in sex than were whites and those from higher-income families, the study found.
Coercive tactics, including arguing, pressuring, getting angry or making someone feel guilty, were most commonly reported by those who acknowledged attempted or completed rape. And the study found that 75% of the cases of sexual violence occurred in the context of a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship.”