I'm sure you won't mind linking me to a legitimate study that affirms the 20% figure you mention. Frankly, that seems utterly implausible, even when factoring in human error.
I've seen this figure before, too. IIRC it's much lower, around single digits, with "perfect use". I think the 20% is with "typical use", meaning all the times people don't bother to use one or they use it incorrectly. For all I know, people in African countries use a condom once a year, thinking it's some sort of magical charm instead of understanding how it's really supposed to work. I guess that would make for a pretty high typical failure rate, too.
You think many 16-year old kids will bother to use them correctly? Yeah, like they drive their cars in accordance with the rules of the road.
posted on 01/20/2004 2:20:18 PM PST
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