Adolescent girls are significantly more knowledgeable than boys about what constitutes rape, sexual harassment and sexual abuse, including issues of "fault," according to survey results reported in the March Journal of School Health.

Five hundred eighty-eight students from five midwestern metropolitan high schools completed a 25-question survey querying their knowledge and opinions regarding nonconsensual sex, harassment and abuse. Students were asked how much peer pressure they felt to have sex, and how many of their fellow students and close friends they thought had sex. Respondents also were asked if they ever had forced sex.

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