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Majority Of Baby Boomers Not Concerned About Contracting STIs: Poll

When it comes to the birds and the bees, a recent study suggests some baby boomers aren’t practicing what they preach.

A recent survey conducted for the Canadian Liver Foundation to raise awareness about hepatitis B suggests 70 per cent of baby boomers with kids offer guidance about safe sex but 16 per cent of them don’t follow their own advice.

Nearly one-third of unmarried boomers (30 per cent) admitted they’ve had unprotected sex with a new partner since turning 40.

877 boomers (ages 46 to 64) were surveyed this past summer.

As the years pass the so too do worries about contracting sexually transmitted infections, according to the survey. Fifty-six of people polled said they’re not worried about getting an STI.

When asked which STIs they’re most worried about, 56 per cent of respondents said HIV/AIDS; 30 per cent said herpes; 17 per cent said syphilis and 14 per cent said hepatitis B.

According to the survey, 20 per cent of those polled say because pregnancy is not as much of a concern, they use condoms less.