Reasons To Use A Condom


Health Advice

Since 1981 more than 750,000 cases of AIDS have been reported in the U.S.
(Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) 

Eighty-five (85%) of students aged 18–24 say they never use condoms when they have sexual intercourse.
(Source: The Smarter Sex Survey)

 

Nearly two-thirds of all STIs occur in people younger than 25 years old.
(Source: National Institutes of Health)

 

In the United States, more than 65 million people are currently living with an incurable STI.
(Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control Centers)

 

More than one in five Americans is infected with genital herpes.
(Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control Centers)

 

At least one half of all NEW HIV infections are estimated to be among those under the age of 25.
(Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)

 

In women, chlamydial infections may result in Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), which is the major cause of infertility.
(Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control Centers)

Some STIs are becoming more resistant. Overall 20.9% of (gonorrhea cases) collected in 2001 by the Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP) were resistant to penicillin, tetracycline, or both.
(Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control Centers)

 

Some untreated STIs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which is responsible for more than 15% of all causes of female infertility among American women
(Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)

 

Laboratory studies have demonstrated that latex condoms provide an essentially impermeable barrier to particles the size of STI pathogens.
(Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control Centers)

 

A recent New England Journal of Medicine study found among newly sexually active women, consistent condom use by their partners appears to reduce the risk of cervical and vulvovaginal HPV infection.
(Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control Centers)

 

One third of sexually active people get a sexually transmitted disease before the age of 25.
(Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)

 

One quarter of those living with HIV don’t know they have it.
(Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control Centers)

 

There are more than 3 million unintended pregnancies each year.
(Source: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy)

 

Thirty percent of young women become pregnant by the age of 20.
(Source: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy)

 

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