Dating App LOVOO Discovers That One Third of Young People in Europe Do Not Regularly Use Birth Control

Dresden, December 1, 2017:

The German dating app provider and market leader LOVOO has once again conducted a survey among young people on the topic of access to information together with the educational initiative Jugend gegen AIDS e.V.

    26,7% of Europeans surveyed run the risk of becoming infected with a sexually transmitted disease
    By European standards, Germans are educated earliest
    Only 31.8% of those surveyed in Europe are educated at school, and the Internet is the largest source of information

 

The results reveal that almost one third of young people have sexual relations without considering the consequences of unprotected intercourse. LOVOO also sees its own duty to inform here.

Risk of Being Infected with STIs Is Highest in Great Britain

26.7% of young people in Europe use birth control, however not condoms. At 29.7%, Germany is above average. Almost half of Germans (47%) gave the reason that using a condom is too inconvenient.

Throughout Europe, 11.9% never use birth control during sex and therefore expose themselves to a high risk of STI transmission. Great Britain runs the greatest risk – an alarming 16.6% do not use any birth control at all. Germany is not far behind at 14%.

About the Survey

The survey regarding knowledge of sexuality and birth control among young people is the first of its kind in Europe. Jugend gegen AIDS and LOVOO connect education to the digital world and thereby open up new opportunities to determine what barriers still exist with regards to the sexuality of supposedly informed young people.

Since its foundation in 2012, LOVOO has become a leading dating app in Europe and the largest German-language dating app – measured in terms of downloads. LOVOO is a private company with registered offices in Dresden and Berlin.  The app is available in 15 languages for its 1.9 million daily mobile users.

 

Jugend gegen AIDS is a voluntary initiative of young people for the society of the future. They passionately carry out educational work on an equal footing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In school workshops for peers, at festivals and events as well as with major publicity campaigns, they advocate for a diverse and well-informed society where sexuality is never the object of exclusion, fear or stigma. Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier is the sponsor of the initiative. It is supported by its advisory board and personalities such as Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook COO) who recently awarded it the Facebook Smart Hero Prize.