If you haven't dated much, it can be hard to know when a relationship is unhealthy.
Some signs of teen dating abuse include: No excuses It is never okay for someone to hit you or be cruel to you.
You may think that behaviors like calling you names or insisting on seeing you all the time are a "normal" part of relationships.
But they can lead to more serious kinds of abuse, like hitting, stalking, or preventing you from using birth control.
Teenage girls in physically abusive relationships are much more likely than other girls to become pregnant.
Abuse can get worse during pregnancy, and it can harm the baby growing inside you.
You may think alcohol or drugs make a partner abusive.
Those things may increase the chances of abuse, but they never make it right.
Never get pregnant hoping that it will stop the abuse.
You can ask your doctor about types of birth control that your partner doesn't have to know you are using. Return to top If you think you are in an abusive relationship, learn more about getting help.
They also make it hard to remember what happened while you were under their influence.