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$100,000 grant to teach young girls to talk to boyfriends about condoms

The Washington Examiner reports.

Excerpt:

The administration is funding a $100,000 study of pregnant and “at-risk” 14-17-year-old girls on probation in Houston, Texas, to determine ways to help them choose safer lifestyles and avoid pregnancy, including better “condom negotiation” tactics.

The National Institutes of Health, part of the Health and Human Services Department, is providing a University of Houston researcher the money because of the lack of study of female teen juveniles in trouble with the law.

The school said the study, “Choices – Teen: A Bundled Risk Reduction Intervention for Juvenile Justice Females,” will include 30 at-risk girls, ages 14-17, on intensive probation with the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department.

The goal, said the school, is to determine if intervention programs will help the kids make better life decisions.

According to Danielle Parish, the assistant professor at the school’s Graduate College of Social Work who is conducting the NIH-funded effort, one of the big problems young girls need to learn is how to talk their boyfriends into using condoms.

Here’s the professor’s web page. This is where “stimulus” spending goes. It’s taking money from workers and their employers to give it to social work professors who want to normalize and facilitate premarital sex.

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4 Responses

  1. Matt says:

    Ridiculous. I honestly don’t understand the mindset that increasing contraception is the answer to all these social problems.

    On a somewhat-related note:

    http://www.contraceptionjournal.org/article/S0010-7824(10)00327-6/abstract

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