Getty ImagesSome fun facts to help us kick off World AIDS Day:
- In 2007, the Federal Government gave $176 million to abstinence-only education, which, as we discussed a few posts back, is just going swimmingly (ahem).
- In fact, over 30 percent (30!) of girls in the U.S. become pregnant by the age of 20.
- Two-thirds of all people infected with an STD are under 25 years old.
- Every year in the U.S. there are 19 million new cases of STDs.
That adds up to a lot of rubbers. And not only can the proper use of a condom help prevent unwanted pregnancies, they can also save lives. So go play around on their site. Just don't forget to come back here and give your two cents. Oh and while you're still here you tell us: What's your favorite type of condom (ribbed, flavored, etc)?
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