Youth homicide and non-fatal violence not only contribute greatly to the global burden of premature death, injury and disability, but also have a serious, often lifelong, impact on a person's psychological and social functioning.
Family violence is considered to be any form of abuse, mistreatment or neglect that a child or adult experiences from a family member, or from someone with whom they have an intimate relationship.
This fact sheet provides key data on sexual activity, contraceptive use, pregnancy, prevalence of STIs, and access to reproductive health services among teenagers and young adults in the U. NOTE: Totals do not round to 100% because some teens may use more than one method and other teens do not use any methods.
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Youth homicide rates vary dramatically between and within countries.
Globally, 83% of youth homicide victims are males, and in all countries males also constitute the majority of perpetrators.
Rates of youth homicide among females are much lower than rates among males almost everywhere.
In the years 2000-2012, rates of youth homicide decreased in most countries, although the decrease has been greater in high-income countries than in low- and middle-income countries.