February 14, 2012
Valentine’s Day Kicks Off National Condom Week
National Condom Week, Feb. 14 – 21, is the perfect opportunity to talk with your partner about the importance of protecting each other’s sexual health. Even if you are using another method of birth control, you may be at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection. Condoms are the best way to prevent both unintended pregnancy and STIs.
Planned Parenthood knows firsthand the power of education to help people make responsible decisions about their health. Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California encourages individuals to start a dialogue with their partners about condom use.
Check out these Condom links!
- How to Use a Condom (Video) (English)
- Cómo Usar Un Condón (Video) (Espanol)
- Condom Questions and Answers
- Fun Facts About Condoms
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released its Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2010, which estimated that nearly 19 million STIs occur each year, nearly half of which are among 15- to 24-year-olds. Data shows many people who have a sexually transmitted infection don’t even realize it. It’s important to let your partner know that you want to use condoms every time you have sex to keep both of you healthy.