One in five young women will experience intimate relationship abuse by the time they're 25.
That's according to new findings from Women's Aid.
It adds over half of those will have first experienced some form of abuse from a current or former partner by the time they're 18.
The charity has launched it's 'Too Into You Campaign' on social media - which is aimed at young women aged 18 to 25.
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Women's Aid CEO Sarah Benson (main image) says the figures show attitudes need to change:
"It tells us two things."
So it tells us that this is and issue we need to pay attention to."
"We also know that for younger people words like Domestic Abuse and some of the language doesn’t work."
"But it also shows we have a real teaching opportunity - both for young men and young women - about what is a healthy relationship."