Teenage Sexual Assault Statistics | Teen Girls Are Being Forced To Have Sex At ‘Highest Level We’ve Ever Seen’

 According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An alarming number of female teens say they have been forced into sex. 

The CDC’s biannual Youth Risk Behavior Survey collects data from more than 17 thousand students across 152 public, Catholic, charter and other non-public schools Of Washington, DC and in all Fifty states. 

The questionnaire of this survey was completed by students in 2021, marking the 1st of these studies to show the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Victimization and teen behavior,  Reported by researchers.

Results of Study shows that a disturbing 14 percent of female high school students told that they had been forced into sex without giving consent — compared to 12 percent in 2011. The latest figure represents 1 in 7 teen girls.

A survey revealed that 14% of female students in 2021 said they had been forced into sex — compared to 12% in 2011.

“If you think about every Ten teen girls to whom you know, at least one of the or possibly more has been raped l, and that is the highest level we’ve ever seen,” Kathleen Ethier, director of the CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health, Said to the Washington Post. “We are really alarmed.”

However, in the same time frame, male students who said they had been forced into sex remained the same at 4 percent. 

Meanwhile, the queer community is even more at the risk: 1 in 5 LGBTQ+ students, as well as 37 percent of students who have ever had a partner of the same gender, said they had been forced into sex, So there Percentage is higher then Rest of the Genders (Male and Female).

There were also disparities among ethnic and racial groups in each Particular area.

CDC data on teens who say they have been forced into sex.

Alaska Native or American Indian students were more likely than others to have been forced to have sex.

It’s a very important thing to note that these are those Cases that were counted reports of the Cases and many sexual assaults go unreported. Though, in the wake of the rise of the #MeToo movement, a lot of students may be more likely to come forward now in comparison to Ten years ago.

But still violence of such kind of cases might also be on the rise.

During the time of pandemic lockdown, domestic violence cases of Teen Sex without their free concent increased and it’s likely that sexual abuse did, too.

In the month of March 2020, for the 1st time ever, minors were half of the people calling into the National Sexual Assault Hotline for help, according to details of RAINN.

“Unfortunately for many, and especially for children experiencing sexual abuse, ‘stay at home’ doesn’t mean ‘safe at home,’” Scott Berkowitz, RAINN’s president, said at the time.

Minors were potentially stuck at their homes with their abusers while also being torn away from their safety net of school, Coaches, teachers or their friends’ parents.

No matter the case, the data is concerning. 

Ethier said the reports of levels of sexual victimization could be tied to the findings from the same survey that teen agers— particularly teen girls — are experiencing record-high levels of dangerously poor mental health.

“Young people are experiencing a level of distress that calls on us to act with urgency and compassion,” it was said by Ethier in a public statement. “With the right programs and services in place, schools have the unique ability to help our youth flourish.”

About one in seven female high school students in the United States say they have been forced into sex, according to the CDC.

The Study showed that hat nearly all indicators of poor mental health among high schoolers, including suicidal thoughts and behaviors, have increased in the last decade.

Rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts particularly “increased dramatically” among female and LGBTQ+ students.

Reports of levels of sexual victimization could be tied to the findings from the same survey that teens are experiencing record-high levels of dangerously poor mental health.

“More than 140,000 children in the United States lost a primary and/or secondary caregiver, with youth of color disproportionately impacted,” the American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry said in a joint statement in 2021.

“We are caring for young people with soaring rates of depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, and suicidality that will have lasting impacts on them, their families, and their communities.” 

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