Sexual violence is any sexual act that happens without the victim’s freely given consent. Drinking alcohol often co-occurs with sexual violence; half of all incidents involve alcohol use by the victim, perpetrator, or both. This week, The DRAM reviews a study by Christal L. Badour and colleagues that examined gender differences in alcohol-related outcomes and recent sexual violence victimization or perpetration among adolescents.
What were the research questions?
Is past-year sexual violence (victimization and perpetration) associated with past-month binge drinking and past-year alcohol problems in a sample of high school students? Do these associations differ by gender?