TRI-CITIES, Wash. - Planned Parenthood has named this week National Condom Week.
Representatives encouraged everyone to use condoms to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies.
Planned Parenthood said more people need to use condoms in our community. Statistics from the Benton Franklin County Health Department showed a rise in sexually transmitted diseases in the Tri-Cities and teenage pregnancy rates are high in Franklin County.
Planned Parenthood said it is extremely important for people to use condoms the right way.
Planned Parenthood Representative Jennifer Aalgaard said, "Putting it on the correct way, taking it off the correct way and actually taking it out of the package the correct way is all critical to preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy."
Condoms are free at Planned Parenthood. Every year National Condom Week is planned around Valentines Day.