1 in 3 U.K. Teenage Girls Tell of Sexual Abuse by Their Boyfriends
Jim LiebeltJim Liebelt's Blog
- 2009 Sep 02
One in three U.K. teenage girls has suffered sexual abuse from a boyfriend and one in four has experienced violence in a relationship, according to an in-depth study published recently.
The survey, by the NSPCC and Bristol University, found that of the 1,353 teenage girls and boys questioned across the UK, nearly 90% of girls aged 13 to 17 had been in an intimate relationship. A similar number of boys had been in relationships.
A quarter of girls had suffered physical violence, including being slapped, punched or beaten by their boyfriends, according to the study.
Source: The Guardian