Estimates vary, but researchers say date and acquaintance rape may account for 70 percent of all sexual assaults.
The problem is most visible on college campuses, where as many as one in five women may experience some type of physical or psychological sexual coercion.
In British Columbia, more than one in three street or marginalized youth had been sexually exploited by men and women; males were as likely as females to be sexually exploited; 60 per cent of sexually exploited youth are Aboriginal.
Young women who had not participated in a school abuse prevention program in childhood were about twice as likely to have experienced child sexual abuse as those who had participated in a prevention program.
In heterosexual relationships, most abuse happens to women by their male partners.
Still, guessing its actual incidence is difficult since so many date rapes go unreported.
We know what can and needs to be done to help reduce the burden of psychoactive substance use.
Therefore, WHO is committed to assisting countries in the development, organization, monitoring and evaluation of treatment and other services.
Teens experiencing dating violence usually tell no one. One study found that only 6% of girls and 11% of boys told anyone about the abuse that they experienced (O'Keefe and Treister, 1998).
Middle school, high school, and college age women experience a higher rate of rape than any other group.