Condom Use Drops Among Black Teens, Stagnates For Other Groups


Black teenagers are using condoms less frequently than they were 10 years ago. A new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that condom use for black teenagers increased by 22 percent between 1991 and 1999, then fell back by 4.7 percent from ’99 to 2011. Still, at 65 percent, black teens are using condoms more frequently than their peers of other races. White and Latino students’ condom use has stagnated just below 60 percent.