On a campus in the late s, a man's possession of a car or membership in a key fraternity might win him the attention of his female classmates. Educational programs dealing with harassment and violence prevention should be provided in early adolescence, and should include information regarding different types of harassment and violence, including physical, sexual, psychological, and economic violence, as well as protective measures, including appropriate behavior regarding seeking help in the event of becoming a victim. Longitudinal effect of intimate partner abuse on high-risk behavior among adolescents. One priority is getting victims to report sexual assaults, since they are less likely to report one if it is an acquaintance.
Physical violence by an intimate partner was associated with pregnancy, and verbal violence was associated with reduced condom use [ 6 ].