When comparing the frequency of TDV across adolescence, boys reported more sexual TDV victimization at younger ages, and girls demonstrated a trend toward more victimization at older ages.Likewise, younger boys reported more fear/intimidation and injury perpetration and injury victimization than younger girls.The research has mainly focused on Caucasian youth, and there are yet no studies which focus specifically on IPV in adolescent same-sex romantic relationships.
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Adolescent girls generally suffer more serious and more lasting effects than adolescent boys, though perpetrators come from both genders.
Most tragically, every year there are young people who are murdered by a current or former partner.
= 1149) ages 11 to 17 years completed surveys assessing TDV and self-defense.
Indices of TDV included perpetration and victimization scales of controlling behaviors, psychological TDV, physical TDV, sexual TDV, fear/intimidation, and injury.