Factors increasing risk of teen partner abuse identified
Risk factors which predict teen partner rape - short science news and articles

Researchers have identified high age gap, low socioeconomic status, physical abuse and coercive control as predictors of sexual violence in a teen girls first romantic relationship.

The researchers interviewed 148 college going women between the age of 18-24 years who had experienced partner violence in at least one previous relationship. The individuals interviewed belonged to a university, a two year college and community sites serving low-income young women.

This is opposite to the general belief that sexual violence doesn’t happen in a young woman’s first relationship in life.

Read the full story: Michigan State University
Scientific publication: Journal of Interpersonal Violence