Research shows that teen girls are not as likely to be as abusive as teen boys.Teen boys are far more likely to initiate violence and teen girls are more likely to be violent in a case of self-defense.After years of working with married couples who were struggling in their relationship, he discovered that so often the troubles were rooted in the mistakes that people made during their teen years.
We understand that relationships for adolescents fulfill many of the same roles that adult relationships fulfill—conferring social connections and status, friendship, and affection.Teens experiencing dating violence usually tell no one. One study found that only 6% of girls and 11% of boys told anyone about the abuse that they experienced (O'Keefe and Treister, 1998).Middle school, high school, and college age women experience a higher rate of rape than any other group.Wes Crenshaw and high-school senior Kyra Haas offer ideas for talking to teenagers about dating, sex, and love. Date Rape and Sexual Assault Tammara Webber, author of "Easy," joins Dr.Wes to discuss this important topic and take listeners' calls about how teens and young adults can reduce the risk of sexual assault and how to cope when it happens. Wes discusses several teen topics, including the new guidelines on emergency contraception; how to handle young adults over the holidays; and end the semester stress over finals. As Neil Sedaka sings, “Breaking up is hard to do…” In this edition of Our Two Sense, Dr.It is important to know that the myths and misinformation out there will lead to poor decisions that can have grave – life-threatening consequences.