Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of sexually active adolescent males who use a condom at last intercourse
Baseline: 67.7 percent of males aged 15 to 19 years used a condom at last intercourse, as reported in 2015-17
Target: 81.3 percent
Data Source: National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), CDC/NCHS
About half of new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) each year are in adolescents. Condoms can prevent some STIs, but many sexually active adolescent boys didn’t use a condom the last time they had sex. Evidence shows that giving out condoms may get adolescents to use condoms more often.
Workgroup: Family Planning Workgroup