Today in JAMA Pedeatrics, our study “Prevalence Rates of Male and Female Sexual Violence Perpetrators in a National Sample of Adolescents,” was published. This very important study reveals that 9% of young people have made or tried to make someone do something sexual – including having sex – when they knew the other person did not want to. Findings serve as a call of action for all of us – parents, teachers, researchers – to talk to our young people about what healthy and unhealthy sex is. To learn more about the study find the press release here.
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Acknowledgements: Thank you to Jennifer Renzas for her contributions to this blog.