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Why do you advocate using condoms when they are not reliable?

It's true that condoms are not 100% foolproof. But they do play an enormous part in preventing unwanted pregnancies and diseases. Some important facts:

  • Using a condom is 10,000 times safer than not using a condom during intercourse.
  • Condoms are 98% effective when used correctly - with some reports indicating they are 100% effective.
  • Condom use substantially reduces the risk of HIV transmission.
  • 80% of all people have intercourse at least once by the age of 20.

High failure rates are due to people using condoms incorrectly, inconsistently, or both. That is why including condom instruction in sex education is so important.

(See also: The Truth About Condoms)


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