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Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 10/12/2011

Condom use among adolescents has increased, survey shows

From elsewhere in The Post: New federal data shows “since 2002,
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there was a 9 percentage point increase in the proportion of male teenagers who used a condom during their first sexual encounter,” says The Checkup blogger Rob Stein.

During the same time period, Stein says, “there was a 6 percentage point increase in the proportion who used a condom in combination with a female partner’s use of a hormonal contraceptive.”

The research comes from The National Survey of Family Growth, which surveyed 4,662 teens ages 15 to 19 between 2006 and 2010.

It also included information on who teens chose as sexual partners.

“In most cases, teens had sex with someone with whom they were ‘going steady,’ although 16 percent of the girls and 28 percent of the boys had sex with someone they had just met or with whom they were ‘just friends,’” Stein writes.

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