Evaluation of Talking Parents, Healthy Teens, a new worksite based parenting programme to promote parent-adolescent communication about sexual health: As a result, girls may report lower rates of condom use self-efficacy than their male counterparts. Adolescent males may view condom use self-efficacy as the ability to obtain and properly use a condom. Condom use among high-risk adolescents: Perspect Sex Reprod Health. Talk about safe sex with your teen even if he or she identifies as gay. Adolescent dual use of condoms and hormonal contraception:
Do not put any oils on the condoms but lubricants are fine. Roughly 40 percent of teen girls who are sexually active have contracted an STD, such as chlamydia or syphilis, that can cause infertility or even death. However, differences did not persist at the month follow-up. Well-designed epidemiologic studies and those of discordant couples have shown that condoms are highly effective against heterosexual transmission of HIV infection. Policy statement—sexuality, contraception, and the media.
A brief, low-cost, theory-based intervention to promote dual method use by black and Latina female adolescents: Trends in Adolescent Sexual Activity and Consequences Despite recent data indicating that sexual activity has declined among adolescents, the current rates of sexual activity and health consequences of STIs and pregnancy remain a significant public health concern. Women should not douche after intercourse - it does not protect against STDs, could spread an infection farther into the reproductive tract, and can wash away spermicidal protection. Council on Communications and Media. Accessed October 1, The latex condom, an efficient barrier against sexual transmission of AIDS-related viruses. The emphasis on STD awareness among teenagers is essential.