Exposure to Violence and Associated Health-Risk Behaviors Among Adolescent Girls

Abbey B. Berenson, Constance M. Wiemann, Sharon McCombs
2001 Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine  
Objective: To examine the relationship between exposure to violence and health-risk behaviors. Design: Cross-sectional survey. Setting: University-based outpatient family planning clinic. Patients: Sexually active adolescent girls younger than 18 years (N=517) who presented for contraceptive care. Main Outcome Measures: Prevalence of witnessing or experiencing violence and the associations with healthrisk behaviors, including high-risk sexual behaviors, substance use, and self-injury.
doi:10.1001/archpedi.155.11.1238 pmid:11695933 fatcat:vyajxqdbcbhw3p52aqeeeutpqe