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Latino Daily News

Wednesday December 8, 2010

STUDY:  Only One-in-Four Mexican Youth Uses Condoms

A study by the Mexican Youth Institute has found that only one out of every Mexican youth uses condoms.  The number one reason for lack of use – they don’t like it. 

The national youth survey found that a majority of youth is well informed about the benefits of birth control and what options are available yet chose to use condoms for personal reasons. 

This finding is troubling because 90 percent of all new HIV cases in Mexico are amongst young people.  39 percent of those surveyed had already contracted a sexually transmitted disease.

For those using birth control the numbers fall off as they age.  In Mexico as people get older and are with one partner, birth control use tends to decline.