April is Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month. The Trojan team is here to get you the facts before you get it on with some stats below.
According to the CDC, nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur every year in the U.S. When compared to other major diseases, such as the rate of deaths caused by heart disease (34,080 annually) and cancer diagnoses (1,665,540 annually), 20 million is quite an alarming number! And that’s not all – STDs are also a serious drain on the U.S. healthcare system, costing the nation almost $16 billion in healthcare costs every year!
Get the facts before you get it on:
- There are 65 million people in the U.S. who are living with an incurable STI
- Each year, STIs lead to infertility in more than 24,000 women in the US
- One in two sexually active persons will contact an STD/STI by age 25
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are more than 110 million STIs among men and women in the U.S. This includes both new and existing infections.
- YET - only 1 in 3 sex acts among singles include a condom
As part of Trojan’s ongoing partnership with the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) and our joint FactsAboutCondoms.com site, we have a ton of informative and engaging content to provide the public with accurate information on STDs.
Other Condom Sense Content: (via YouTube, Vimeo and the iOs app store)
- New Trojan iPhone App Trojan is adding a little protection to everyone’s “hardware” with a new iPhone app, which includes sexual health trivia and a condom selection tool.
This exclusive factory tour takes viewers on an unprecedented look “beneath the sheets” at a Trojan condom factory, and a condom’s journey from the conveyor belt to your nightstand.
This short documentary includes expert commentary on the history and creation of the condom, starting from its humble beginnings, to the innovations we see on today’s shelves.
This brief, informative how-to video gives viewers a fun and interesting look at the exact way to get it on before you “get it on”.