This page provides information on condoms as an effective prevention tool and resources to use.
Condoms are the most effective form of protection against STIs. Condoms are the most effective form of protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during vaginal sex, anal sex, or oral sex performed on a penis. Some people use condoms with another method to protect.
Higher rates of condom use are noted in youth who perceive their partners as wanting to use condoms and in those able to communicate their.
The South African first national youth risk behaviour survey shows that only 40% of male and 31% of female adolescents always use a condom.
Results highlight the urgency of emphasizing communication skills, particularly about condom use, in HIV/STI prevention work for youth.