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Facts on Abuse and Violence from The Commonwealth Fund Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls

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Experience with abuse or violence during childhood or adolescence can affect one's health status through adulthood. Such violence can have a lifetime impact on physical and mental health, and often results in self-destructive behavior.

Findings from The Commonwealth Fund Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls show a disturbingly high rate of abuse. One in five girls in grades nine through twelve report that they have been physically or sexually abused.

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Publication Date: September 1, 1997
Author: Cathy Schoen
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Facts on Abuse and Violence from The Commonwealth Fund Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls, Cathy Schoen, M.S., The Commonwealth Fund, September 1997