A statistic by the Ghana Health Service on the number of sales of Condoms in Ghana from 2019 to 2020 has jumped from 32 Millions pieces to over 40 million pieces.
This statistics clearly proves that people are taking their sexual health more seriously and have decided to protect themselves not just from unwanted pregnancies but also sexually transmitted diseases.
Another fact is that, more people are engaging in premarital sex.
The global condom market size was valued at USD 7.9 billion in 2018 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% over the forecast period. Rising awareness among adolescents about Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and HIV has led to an increase in the usage of this contraceptive globally.
Latex condoms are the most effective and efficient method of contraception that protects against unplanned pregnancy, HIV, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), investment of USD 27.5 billion in male condoms in 81 countries by 2030 is estimated to help meet unmet demands of family planning. It is also expected to fulfill 90% of the need for condoms to prevent STIs & HIV. This is estimated to prevent 17 million HIV infections, 700 million STIs, and 420 million unplanned pregnancies.
The Ghana Health Service has been for past few years educating the general public especially teenagers on the dangers of premarital sex and this new statistics is prove that their advice didn’t fall on deaf ears.