A recent survey on marital violence reports that approximately one in every seven
American couples has used some form of physical abuse during an argument within the past
National Institute of Mental Health, in Homemade, June, 1990.
Sexual abuse of children is more widespread than previously assumed, according to a
recent study. Who are the victims? Between 15% and 34% of all girls in this country;
between 3% and 9% of all boys. More than 90% of the abusers were adult males.
of New Hampshire, in Homemade, August, 1985.
Children who see physical violence between their parents are six times more likely to
abuse their own spouses after they marry. If those children were also hit by their parents
as teenagers, they are 12 times more likely to abuse their spouses.
Bottom Line, in Homemade, Nov, 1985.