'Not enough' Taiwanese men are wearing condoms

Men in Taiwan do not like to use condoms, newly-released research has found.

A study by the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) found 32 per cent of males admitted they had not used the prophylactic device in the last 12 months, the Taipei Times reports.

It may point to the need for greater sex education in the area, as only 41 per cent of respondents said they wore a condom the first time they had intercourse.

This, coupled with the fact 20 per cent of men stated their first sexual experience was at the age of 19 or under, highlights the need for individuals to understand the benefits of contraception.

"Safe sex is extremely important," said CDC deputy director-general Lin Ting.

It follows on from the announcement that a Dutch company shipped a special package of condoms for UN Peacekeeping troops, with the slogan Blue Helmets for Ivory Coast, Make Love Not War.