PPST Celebrates Valentine’s Day and National Condom Week by Distributing Free Condoms at Health Centers
San Antonio, TX — Throughout National Condom Week (February 14-21), Planned Parenthood South Texas is encouraging people to talk with their partners about using condoms, and have safer sex to help protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancy by distributing free condoms at their health centers in San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley. Getting comfortable talking about safer sex and using condoms is one of the best ways people can take care of their health — and their partner’s.
Using condoms correctly and consistently provides the best protection against sexually transmitted infections, which remain a major public health concern in this country. Every year, there are approximately 20 million new cases of STIs in the U.S., half among young people ages 15-24. Many people who have an STI don’t know it, since most of the time people don’t show any symptoms.
- Talking about condoms might feel scary, but Planned Parenthood is here to help. Learn how to talk with a partner about STDs and safer sex with our STD Video Series.
As the nation’s largest provider of sex education, Planned Parenthood works every day to help keep young people safe and healthy, including providing education and resources on condoms and preventing STIs.
Planned Parenthood works every day to help young people and communities prevent STIs and unintended pregnancies and keep people safe and healthy. Planned Parenthood affiliates provide education and outreach to 1.5 million people each year, and Planned Parenthood websites in English and Spanish provide accurate, nonjudgmental information about sexual and reproductive health to more than 73 million visitors each year.