Dating vilence

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Machismo takes forms in various ways and often is culturally ingrained within Latinx communities.

Machismo within our Latinx communities is most commonly presented in sets of heavily enforced gender norms and expectations.

Teens may not be able to confide in friends, either, because abusers sometimes isolate their victims from loved ones.

Teens are sometimes more willing to talk to doctors, especially if their parents are not in the room.

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Data were collected from 233 participants through measures of training and relationship outcomes pre- and post-training.

Boys who have faced dating violence are nearly four times as likely to have been bullied online; girls are more than twice as likely.

Boys and girls who have been victims of dating violence are more likely to get into fights, carry a weapon, use alcohol, use marijuana or cocaine and have sex with multiple partners the study says.

Assaults by romantic partners often aren't isolated events.

Many teens reported being assaulted multiple times, according to the study, based on the CDC's Youth Behavior Risk Surveillance System using questionnaires answered by more than 13,000 high school students."If there is violence once, there is likely to be violence again," Spinks-Franklin says.

Raising awareness of the problem can help prevent premature death.

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