The Center for Disease control released some encouraging news this past Wednesday in its National Survey of Family Growth, reporting that condom use among teenagers is on the rise. Eighty percent of teen males surveyed said they had used a condom during their first sexual experience, a nine percent increase from the last NSFG survey in 2002. The survey also found an increase from ten to sixteen percent in teens who reported using a dual method of protection, such as condoms used in conjunction with the birth control pill.
Planned Parenthood is committed to tackling and one day eliminating these problems. Our educational programs and health center services give teens access to the information and care they need to stay healthy and safe, and teach parents learn how to support their teenage children in maintaining their health.
To learn more about Planned Parenthood’s educational programs in your area, click here – because while eighty percent condom use the first time is great, one hundred percent all the time is even better.