Teenagers' condom opinions revealed

Teenagers' opinions regarding condoms have been revealed in a new survey carried out by Superdrug, with 60 per cent of those aged between 16 and 22 failing to use such products.

Apparently, 11 per cent of young people do not know the names of their sexual partners, while 25 per cent admitted that a person producing a prophylactic from their pocket would be a turn off.

What's more, buying condoms does not seem to be a pressing concern for many, with 64 per cent saying they are more interested in having fun than worrying about pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

In response to these statistics, Mel Wilson of the high street pharmacy said: "The level of teenage pregnancies and STIs [is] appallingly high."

However, while this may be true, numbers of teenage pregnancies are in fact falling in England and Wales, with Office for National Statistics data indicating a drop of 3.9 per cent in 2008 compared with the previous year.