University Survey Finds Drop in Condom Use Among Students
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A new survey has found that condom use has dropped among University of Minnesota students, while sexually transmitted infections are on the rise nationwide.
Reports say 52 percent of students surveyed said they used a condom the last time they had vaginal intercourse, down from 60 percent of students in a survey from 2010. The amount of students who said they used a condom for oral or anal sex has risen slightly, but university officials say it remains far too low.
Dave Golden, director of public health and communications at the university's Boynton Health Service, says the new numbers indicate the lowest level of condom use in recent memory.
The university study didn't survey students who are married or in domestic partnerships.