2nd Annual National Symposium on Overcoming
Barriers to Condom Use

February 19-20, 1998
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Sponsored by:

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; UC Berkeley School of Public Health;
Pharmacists Planning Service Inc.; Advocates for Youth; L.A. County Department of Health Services STD Program; Condom Resource Center; Division of Adolescent Medicine, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles; L.A. County Adolescent HIV Consortium

Focusing on These Key Issues and New Developments:

  • Trends in attitudes and usage
  • Advertising, media, and social marketing
  • New technologies--urethane, elastomer, female condom, chemical barriers
  • Technical update--breakage, efficacy (e.g., for anal sex, viral STDs other than HIV, pregnancy prevention)
  • Managed care and condoms
  • Budget cuts and other political and financial changes affecting use
  • Special populations: men, women, gay/lesbian, youth, communities of color, immigrants
  • Condoms, ethics, and the safer sex message
  • International usage and trends Innovative programs

Conference Objectives:

  • Share information on condom efficacy and technical developments
  • Examine institutional, social, and individual factors which affect condom use in various populations
  • Learn about successful domestic and international programs
  • Recommend new strategies to improve condom use
  • Identify areas where research and action are needed
  • Provide a multidisciplinary forum for addressing condom-related issues of health providers, researchers, and community workers, and increasing public awareness of condom use

Who Should Attend:

    Community and public agencies involved in STD/HIV services and family planning, health educators, researchers, peer educators, condom companies, physicians, nurses, and other clinical providers, pharmacists, health officials, agencies involved in condom marketing and advertising, and anyone engaged in safer sex promotion.

Conference Highlights and Features:

  • Nationally and internationally recognized experts
  • Plenary and breakout sessions, panel discussions
  • Networking with community and health agencies and health professionals from around the country
  • Abstract book and poster sessions on innovative U.S. programs
  • Vendor booths for condom manufacturers and other products
  • Condom program awards ceremony
  • Reception and party at Condomania

For Registration Information:


      (213) 744-5903



      101 Lucas Valley Road
      Suite 210-E
      San Rafael, CA 94903

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