More Teen Boys Than Ever Using Condoms, CDC Reports
A higher proportion thanِ everِ of teenage guys areِ using a condom theِ firstِ time theyِ haveِ sex, according toِ a newِ Centers forِ Disease Control andِ Prevention (CDC) report.
According toِ theِ report, whichِ compared 2006-2010 data toِ numbers fromِ 2002, eightِ in 10 teen males usedِ a condom duringِ their firstِ sexual encounter, anِ increase ofِ 9 percentage points sinceِ 2002.
The study alsoِ found thatِ 16 percent ofِ teen males usedِ a condom inِ combination withِ a female partner’s hormonal method, a 6 percentage point increase fromِ 2002.
Teens and contraception
Teen pregnancy rates haveِ beenِ on a 20-year downward trend, andِ experts areِ optimistic thatِ preventing teen pregnancy isِ a winnable battle.
The newِ study finds thatِ aboutِ 43 percent ofِ never-married teen gals andِ 42 percent ofِ never-married teen males haveِ hadِ sex.
Those numbers haveِ remained stable sinceِ 2002.