I have found my way again. Because they lack experience and are still developing emotionally, teens may have difficulty differentiating between a healthy and an unhealthy relationship. Domestic and sexual violence affect women regardless of their age, and teens and young women are especially vulnerable. The PO is for me and my kids! Nearly one in three sexually active girls in 9thth grades report ever experiencing physical or sexual violence from dating partners. The severity of intimate partner violence is often greater in cases where the pattern of abuse was established in adolescence.