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Public health advocates say campaign to disparage condoms threatens STD prevention efforts.

  title={Public health advocates say campaign to disparage condoms threatens STD prevention efforts.},
  author={Heather D. Boonstra},
Critics in the HIV and STD prevention communities worry that the conservative crusade to promote abstinence outside of marriage comes at too high a cost. Undermining people’s confidence in the effectiveness of condoms threatens people’s health and even lives they argue since sex among unmarried people is common in the United States and around the world and achieving correct and consistent condom use is difficult enough. (excerpt) 
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