Report finds 1 in 3 teenage girls is abused by someone she dates

The report studied Minnesota and five other states. A Health Department official says the abuse is often emotional or verbal rather than physical. Some experts think the rise of social media has contributed to abusive relationships.
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The report studied Minnesota and five other states. A Health Department official says the abuse is often emotional or verbal rather than physical. Some experts think the rise of social media has contributed to abusive relationships.

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