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Hump Day: Condoms for Cars?


A recent study based in Atlanta from JHU, University of Maryland, and Emory University has found that women ages 15-22 are risking their health when it comes to their relationships.  These women are less likely to use a condom with a partner who is providing spending money for them.  It is believed that living in a consumerist society has left these women to feel that the extra money is more crucial than STI and pregnancy prevention.

What do you think of these findings?  Do you think something like this could be happening on our campus?  What about a different scenario -  for instance, if a one person pays for the evening out- does the other person still feel comfortable asking that they use protection- or no?  Where do you stand?