Quick facts

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

The average age Canadians have sex for the first time is 16.5.

Oral contraceptives are the most common method of contraception used by Canadian women (32 per cent), followed by condom use (21 per cent).

The term sexually transmitted infection (STI) is now commonly used instead of sexually transmitted disease (STD) to include infections that may be asymptomatic.

In 2003, 854,817 people aged 15-49 who have had sexual intercourse reported having been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STI in Canada.

Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported STI in Canada.

source: Sex Facts in 2006, sexualityandu.ca

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