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UK uses cookies to make the site simpler. Find out more about cookies. PHE launches sexual health campaign to encourage condom use by young adults to reduce the rates of sexually transmitted infections STIs.

The campaign is "Government sexual health campaigns" first government sexual health campaign in 8 years. To coincide with the launch of the campaign, a new YouGov survey of 2, young people reveals current attitudes towards condom use and what prevented them from using protection.

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Gonorrhoea is a particular concern because it is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, and may become untreatable in the future. The campaign will be highlighting the increased likelihood of contracting an STI if having sex without a condom and that many STIs are symptomless, including 7 in 10 cases of chlamydia. The new advertising hears from real people talking about their own personal experiences of having an STI.

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The identities of the individuals will not be shown but will be animated by emojis. Rates of STIs among young people continue to be too high and it is concerning that many sexually active young Government sexual health campaigns are not using condoms with new partners.

Six in 10 chlamydia and gonorrhoea diagnoses are in those under 25 years of age, so we need to remind young people of the importance of using condoms with a new or casual partner to help prevent infection.

Using a condom is the safest way to ensure that you avoid contracting STIssuch as chlamydia or gonorrhoea. Whilst many STIs are symptomless, contracting them can have serious health consequences if left untreated and even lead to infertility.

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"Government sexual health campaigns" STI rates remain high amongst young people in England and we want young people to know that sex can be fun and safe, if you wear a condom. There is still a perception for many that condoms reduce pleasure and fun, but condoms should be a key part of positive sexual activity as they help protect against STIs. Through this campaign, Durex wants to help educate young people around condom use and help reduce levels of STIs.

Visit the campaign website for more information. It is both timely and "Government sexual health campaigns" given the high rates of sexual infections in young people, many of whom do not have symptoms. Condoms remain essential in the fight against STIsas well as HIVand we recommend using them for sex with any new or casual partners. We urge anyone who is concerned about their sexual health, or risks they have taken, to have a check-up and be tested - it is quick and easy to do.

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