CDC: More Teen Males Using Condoms

Eight out of ten American males used condoms the first time they had sex between 2006 and 2010, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found.  That number is up nine percentage points from 2002, the last time such data was collected.

The number of male teens who used condoms in combination with their female partner’s hormonal birth control method, such as the pill, also increased by 6 percentage points, with 16 percent of male teens following that practice.

The study found that 78 percent of female teens used birth control the first time they had sex, a lower number than the 85 percent of males who did.

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