If a male partner refuses to wear a condom, get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Staying in an abusive relationship can have long-lasting effects on your mental and physical health, including chronic pain and depression or anxiety. Abusive partners may also pressure you into having unprotected sex or prevent you from using birth control.
Dating violence is when someone you are seeing romantically harms you in some way, whether it is physically, sexually, emotionally, or all three.
It can happen on a first date, or once you’ve fallen deeply in love. Learn the signs of dating violence or abuse and how to get help.
It also happens across all age groups and in heterosexual and same-sex relationships.
Some people call dating violence domestic abuse, especially when you live with your partner.