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Adolescent girls who reported dating violence were 60 percent more likely to report one or more suicide attempts in the past year, the survey found, and males who reported sexual assault were four times as likely to have attempted suicide.

Machismo within our Latinx communities is most commonly presented in sets of heavily enforced gender norms and expectations.In the survey, 9.6 percent of females and 5.4 percent of males reported a lifetime history of sexual assault, and 10.6 percent of females and 9.5 percent of males said they had experienced dating violence in the past year.Dating violence was defined as being hit, slapped or hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend.Archived information is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes.It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived.