Sexual Violence Common Among Adolescents

in 2013, Emily Rothman, Newsmakers, School of Public Health
October 7th, 2013

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Emily Rothman, School of Public Health

Nearly one in 10 of the 14- to 21-year-olds surveyed reported perpetrating sexual violence in their lifetime, researchers found…

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“Although I was saddened by the results of this study, I was not surprised. We have known for decades that the prevalence of sexual violence victimization among youth is unacceptably high, and that youth are responsible for 30% to 50% of the perpetration of childhood sexual abuse.”

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