It's probable, of course, that some of these respondents were in monogamous sexual relationships and have taken all the precautions, or are couples who were trying to conceive — but all of them? Not likely. What's more, many respondents' condom use didn't match up with their priorities: of people who said that they would be "devastated" by an unplanned pregnancy, 19.3 percent said they never used protection. And the majority of respondents — 68.4 percent — reported that they never ask their partners to get tested before having sex with them.
"While we can’t really speculate back and forth, it was kind of surprising with it being 2017, we thought sexual education (se ed) might be more prevalent," Krista Bowman, a Superdrug Online Doctor spokeswoman, told USA Today. Considering that less than half of US high schools meet the CDC's requirements for sex ed, though, maybe these results should be more disheartening than surprising.