National Condom Week
Planned Parenthood says that the rate of sexually transmitted diseases has been steadily rising. This is a growing problem in the United States. There are about 20 million STIs reoccurring in the U.S. each year. About half of these statistics come from young adults between 15 and 24 years old.
Many people don’t know they have STIs because there are so few symptoms. National Condom Week aims to raise awareness about the effects of STIs. This week also demonstrates how condoms can help prevent unwanted pregnancies.
Condoms were invented hundreds of years ago. They are an effective way to avoid unwanted pregnancies or STIs. Condoms were created from many materials over 200 years ago. From lamb intestines and oiled silk papers to name a few. Condoms that were made before 1920’s had some problems in preventing unwanted pregnancies. Condoms became available for public use after the invention of latex in 1920. These condoms have a better risk reduction.
This is why condoms are one of the best ways to prevent STIs from happening and also helps with pregnancy. National Condom Week aims to encourage people to have a safe, enjoyable, and healthy sex experience. You can take control of your family planning and prevent STI’s.
National Condom Week was founded by students from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978. It has since become a popular Valentine’s Day event for college campuses around the world.
Planned Parenthood hosts and supports National Condom Week as condom use becomes more accepted in society. A social networking campaign provides the latest research and information about condom effectiveness and safe sex.
Trojan(tm), Brand Condoms and other organizations have joined forces to send over 35,000 condoms worldwide to local organizations throughout the United States.
National Condom Week’s essential aspect is to encourage condom use and improve communication with partners. Discuss safe sex and how condoms can help. Make plans to purchase condoms now and ensure that you and your partner have reliable sex.
Visit Planned Parenthood for more information about condoms, and statistics regarding safer sex. Share this holiday via social media with the hashtag #CondomWeek if you support this cause. Tell your family and friends that condoms are available to help make sex safer and more secure.