SYPP WEBINAR: “Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution”

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Date(s) - Jun 21, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM





Date: Thu, Jun 21, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): SYPP Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 

Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution

Meeting Description:
The Center for Strengthening Youth Prevention Paradigms (SYPP Center) invites you to a webinar about law enforcement’s practice of using of condoms carried by a person as evidence of prostitution. You may have heard stories about this happening, but how common is it and who is affected? Rebecca Schleifer of Human Rights Watch will report on the research that her organization has been compiling from several major US cities.This webinar is part of the “Third Thursdays Webinar Series,” which is designed for HIV prevention providers serving youth, particularly young gay men and transgender youth of color.

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Describe key findings from Human Rights Watch’s research on condoms as evidence of prostitution in the US
  2. Explain the public health implications of condoms being used by law enforcement as evidence of prostitution
  3. Identify a policy proposal recommended by Human Rights Watch as a result of this investigation

Housed at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, SYPP Center provides capacity building assistance (CBA) services to communities seeking to prevent HIV/AIDS among youth, with an emphasis on young gay men and transgender youth of color. SYPP Center offers a framework for communities to create sustainable structural changes and build healthy community coalitions that respond to local needs.

This project is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5U65PS001708-04 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


 Presenter Information
Rebecca Schleifer, JD, MPH
Advocacy Director, Health and Human Rights Division
Human Rights Watch

Julia Dudek, MPH
Health Communications CoordinatorSYPP Center