WHY SHOULD TEENS USE CONDOMS
Because if you want to have sex with someone, they're important! Sex can be great, but there are risks involved. Aside from all the emotional issues, you can catch STIs, and a woman can become pregnant. So if you don’t want to deal with these really tough situations, a condom is vital!
Should the decision be left only to the male
Some people think it's the man's job to make sure he uses a condom, some people think contraception is up to the woman. They're both wrong - it takes two to have sex, so both partners should make an effort. If you're not responsible enough to sort out contraception, you're not responsible enough to be having sex. If you're sleeping with someone, you should have enough respect for them to protect them.
How you should stay protected
Well if you want to be safe always stack one or two in your purse or wallet . Some types of contraception (such as the pill) are more effective than condoms for avoiding pregnancy, but won't reduce your chances of contracting a sexually transmitted infection.
And if you're single, it doesn't hurt to carry condoms with you - just in case!
Where is Condoms available
Buying condoms can seem frightening or embarrassing, especially for a young person, but it isn't really. You can get them in most pharmacies or drugstores and a lot of supermarkets sell them. In some countries such as the UK and parts of the USA young people are entitled to free contraceptive advice and contraceptives from their doctor. But you don't need a prescription to get them, and often health clinics, family planning centers, and even schools have supplies of free condoms for teenagers. In most places, you can buy condoms whatever your age.
If you're still too embarrassed to go and buy them, you can sometimes get them from vending machines (often in public toilets) or over the internet.