Study highlights condom crisis

Many young people are putting themselves at risk because they do not use condoms consistently or correctly, a major new charity study has revealed today.

A study by Brook, the London-based sexual health charity for young people, found that only about a third (37%) of sexually-active young men reported using condoms whenever they had sex.

In most cases condoms were used mainly for contraceptive reasons rather than to prevent sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) like HIV and chlamydia.

But their effectiveness is often compromised because they were not always used properly, with the condom either put on too late or removed too early.

Link (Community Newswire)