CDC reports increase in use of condoms

ATLANTA — Condom use is up among men, according to a report published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the National Health Statistics Reports.

During 2011–2015, 23.8% of women and 33.7% of men aged 15–44 used a condom at their last opportunity in the previous 12 months, an increase for men since 2002 (29.5%). The usage rate for women had not changed.

Among condom users, 59.9% of women and 56.4% of men aged 15–44 used only a condom and no other method during their last intercourse in the past 12 months; another 25% of women and 33.2% of men used condoms plus hormonal methods; and 15.1% of women and 10.5% of men used condoms plus nonhormonal methods.

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