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More Teens Use Condoms

More Teens Are Using Condoms Than Ever Before

American teens get an A+ in sex ed. According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, use of condoms is on the rise, up nine percent from 2002. Among teen boys 15 to 19, eight out of 10 said they wrapped it up when they lost their virginity. Meanwhile, the popularity of riskier methods, like withdrawal, fell.

The rate of sexual activity among America's youth remains the same; 43 percent of teen girls and 42 percent of teen boys say they are sexually active. But in addition to a rise in condom use, more teens rely on two forms of contraception when they have sex by using condoms in addition to the pill or other hormonal birth control like the patch or injectables. Despite what you see on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, the CDC says the increase in condom usage is consistent with a decline in teen pregnancy across the US.

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Venus1 Venus1 5 years
This is re-assuring. Let's hope that at long last the message is beginning to hit home.
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
That's awesome!
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
That's awesome!
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