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But as they seek to understand why so many young people hit, demean or force sex on their partners, much remains unclear.

One big question: Are boys and girls really equally at risk to become victims or abusers?

That study followed 625 youths from middle school to high school and found that those who admitted verbally bullying peers as middle-schoolers were seven times more likely than other young people to report physically abusing their dates four years later.

Both behaviors are often "about establishing dominance," she says.

But he says the details behind the gender findings in various studies are important.

When girls are the aggressors, he says, "it tends to be low-level behaviors, light hitting, name calling, things like that.

The survey also found that 29% of girls and 24% of guys said they had been both victims and abusers, in the same or different relationships.

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