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Injured Teens May Be Victims of Dating Violence


Background: Intimate partner violence is a significant problem, leading to a large number of emergency department (ED) visits, especially for women ages 16 through 24 years. Data show that about 1 in 6 girls who are sexually active have been a victim of teen dating violence. The rates may be higher in girls presenting to the ED. Objective: To examine the epidemiology and characteristics of teen dating violence in adolescents who present to pediatric EDs. Methods: Subjects were recr more...
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