Any sexual contact that is not 100% consensual, including any type of pressure or coercion that leads to sexual activity, oral sex, touching or kissing that is unwanted by the victim.
This also includes sexual contact with a partner who is intoxicated or drugged and unable to give clear and informed consent.
Statistics show that 72% of students in 8th and 9th grades are in dating relationships.
The abuser may also threaten to harm himself or others as a coercion technique.They feel flattered that the abuser wants them all to himself and don’t realize until later the psychological damage inflicted by this behavior.It’s usually necessary for friends or family to point out to the victim that the relationship is not healthy. This can come through aggressive behavior, such as punching a wall, or maintaining a threatening proximity to the victim.Phone interviews were conducted with 1,525 Latino teens, ranging in age from 12 to 18, most of whom (76.1 percent) were born in the United States. Respondents reported experiencing the following within the past year: [note 1],[note 4] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.