A new study shows the LGBT community is at higher risk for dating abuse.
FOX's Joy Piazza explains in "Housecall for Health":
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A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show high school students who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual are more likely to be assaulted in a dating situation than their classmates who are straight.
The CDC interviewed more than 15,000 students of all orientations anonymously last year. Nearly one in five gay, lesbian and bisexual students said they were raped at one point in their lives, compared with one in 20 heterosexual students.
Nearly one in five LGBT students say they've been physically assaulted on a date. More than double of what the straight students reported. And one in four LGBT students say they've tried to kill themselves over the past year. One in 16 heterosexual students claimed that.
The study also showed that gay, lesbian and bisexual students are at a higher risk for being bullied and ostracized by other classmates. It's the first time a government agency has compiled the data.
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Housecall for Health I'm Joy Piazza, FOX News.