Teen sex ed is a ‘failure’: Why are teens ditching condoms?
Stuff co.nz 25 October 2020
As-yet-unpublished data from the Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey of almost 7900 students suggests young people’s sexual health behaviour has worsened, with teenagers today less likely to use contraceptives. Just over half of teenagers now say they use any form of contraception, down from 62 per cent in 2001. Over the same time period, condom use dropped from 49 to 41 per cent.
BUT (the good news….)
The survey showed less teens are sexually active, with a drop from one third in 2001 to one fifth in the most recent survey. Ministry of Health data showed the teenage pregnancy rate has dropped.
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