Transgender Law Center applauds the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the San Francisco Police Department for their announcement (see below) that they will end all discussion concerning the evidence of condoms when convicting or acquitting someone for engaging in sex work.
Using condoms to indict people for engaging in sex work had a detrimental effect on San Francisco’s efforts to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. This victory is the result of cooperation between non-profit organizations, community activists, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission – and the Police and District Attorney.
Condoms are an effective way to reduce your risk of and prevent the spread of HIV and other STDS. Learn more at Go Ask Alice!
“In the United States, 52 percent of sex workers said there had been times when they opted not to carry condoms because they were afraid it would mean problems with the police.” – Criminalizing Condoms (see report below)