Well, there’s nothing like using “stimulus” money to keep UCLA researchers busy teaching Africans how to wash their genitals after sex, while millions of out-of-work Americans are losing their homes and having trouble feeding their children.
I’m sure taxpayers won’t mind paying higher taxes when they know their “stimulus” money is going for such worthy causes.
Get Ready to Wash My What? Obama administration Spent $800,000 of Economic Stimulus Funds on African Genital-Washing Program
(CNSNews.com) – The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.
The genitalia-washing program is part of a larger $12-million UCLA study examining how to better encourage Africans to undergo voluntary HIV testing and counseling – however, only the penis-washing study received money from the 2009 economic stimulus law. The washing portion of the study is set to end in 2011.
“NIH Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Competitive Revision Applications,” the grant abstract states. “We propose to evaluate the feasibility of a post-coital genital hygiene study among men unwilling to be circumcised in Orange Farm, South Africa.”
Because AIDS researchers have been unsuccessful in convincing most adult African men to undergo circumcision, the UCLA study proposes to determine whether researchers can develop an after-sex genitalia-washing regimen that they can then convince uncircumcised African men to follow.
Monday, September 13, 2010
By Matt Cover