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Abuse happens to both girls and guys:
Dating violence (abuse) happens in male/female relationships as well as in lesbian and gay relationships.
Abuse is any act carried out by one person aimed at hurting or controlling the other.
About 1 in 4 teens reports these acts each year.
Abuse takes many forms:
- Verbal: name-calling, put downs
- Emotional: threats, stalking
- Sexual: forced sexual acts
- Physical: slapping, use of weapons
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