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In young people, for example, condom use declines with age, and is higher among African-Americans than European-Americans.(3) Although many adolescents have used a condom at some point in time, comparatively few use them during every act of intercourse.

In 1995, only 44% of 15- to 19-year-old males used a condom during every act of intercourse during the previous 12 months.(6) STDs are a significant public health concern, and their significance is further increased by their contribution to HIV transmission.

However, condom use varies with urban area, age, ethnicity, gender, and involvement in other risk-taking behaviors, and this national average obscures wide variations in different groups.

In addition, there are some adolescents who engage in very frequent unprotected sex for drugs, and thereby greatly increase their risk, both by having frequent unprotected sex and by having sex with partners in high-risk groups.

These high-risk groups are somewhat bounded by social networks, but this may change.

Sometimes these networks do not connect with each other.(4) Consequently, some STDs are limited to particular social networks, and HIV, for example, is not rapidly spreading from one network to another in the adolescent population.

Condoms are recognized as an especially important form of contraception, because they are currently the only form of contraception that prevents the transmission of most STDs.

However, condom use varies with urban area, age, ethnicity, gender, and involvement in other risk-taking behaviors, and this national average obscures wide variations in different groups.

In addition, there are some adolescents who engage in very frequent unprotected sex for drugs, and thereby greatly increase their risk, both by having frequent unprotected sex and by having sex with partners in high-risk groups.

These high-risk groups are somewhat bounded by social networks, but this may change.

Sometimes these networks do not connect with each other.(4) Consequently, some STDs are limited to particular social networks, and HIV, for example, is not rapidly spreading from one network to another in the adolescent population.

Condoms are recognized as an especially important form of contraception, because they are currently the only form of contraception that prevents the transmission of most STDs.

Consequently, an estimated 25% of all people with HIV in the United States contracted HIV when they were teenagers.(1,2) Accordingly, professionals concerned with adolescents have developed school and community programs to reduce adolescent sexual risk-taking behavior.