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Feds: $100,000 to teach teen girls 'condom negotiation'
[Washington Examiner] 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.
That works out to $3,333.33 1/3 cents per girlie, by my calculations.
The goal, said the school, is to determine if intervention programs will help the kids make better life decisions.
Posted by:Fred

#11  One teenager talking to another teenager:

"I can't wait until I have a baby and start getting some money for home!"

Having more babies is an income source for them. If they can get the state to pay for childcare while they whore around look for work so much the better.
Posted by: CrazyFool   2012-11-30 18:16  

#10  If their choice is to have a litter of kids and live off the welfare state, then they already have made good decisions. I have in-laws who chose that job. When teh dad isn't drunk and has to qualify for gov cheese, he makes 30x/hour than my working sucker ass. Free board. Free school. $650/month food stamps or wtf they call it. Free my money. And Kansas is considered one of the tough states becuase at one point they talked about drug testing to qualify for gov$.

The child of a 14 year old is a dependant of a dependant in a household full of dependants. Thats cash money first of the month.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2012-11-30 16:52  

#9  Whatever happened to "if it's not on, it's not on"?
Posted by: tipper   2012-11-30 16:34  

#8  sounds like Elmo was doing the same training for free.
Posted by: airandee   2012-11-30 16:06  

#7  Need to make usage more fun...
I support coating the inside with a cocaine/X solution.
Well, never mind. They would just chew them.
Posted by: Skidmark   2012-11-30 11:58  

#6  This is easy. OK, girls. We're gonna start deducting money from your welfare benefits for every bastard progeny you and baby daddy pump out. Let's see if that works.
Where's my grant?
Posted by: tu3031   2012-11-30 11:39  

#5  How about instead funding DNA testing on every pregnancy for 14-17-year-old girls. The sperm donor gets 'fixed' for any further future reproduction capability. Humanely of course. Bets on the drop in teenage pregnancy?
Posted by: Procopius2k   2012-11-30 11:04  

#4  Condom negotiation? Never heard it called that. Why would condom negotiation training work? What's the incentive if welfare payments are forthcoming for being pregnant and giving birth? Condoms are not that effective. I suppose they are better than nothing. At 14-17 hormones are very powerful for both boys and girls. Another costly government program that has limited effectiveness.
Posted by: JohnQC   2012-11-30 10:32  

#3  A Federal program custom-designed to provide Sandra Fluke a position after the DNC and MSM kicks her to the curb like a two-dollar Fluke.
Posted by: CrazyFool   2012-11-30 08:14  

#2  Dated, but here is something the kiddies might wish to read:

Texas: "HIV Infection Rate Here 'Alarming'"
Houston Chronicle :: Cindy George ~ Dec 17, 2008

On World AIDS Day, the city Health Department released new figures showing Houston's HIV infection rate is almost twice the national average. Harris County had 44 new infections for every 100,000 people, compared with 23 per 100,000 nationwide. In 2006, around 1,700 county residents became HIV-positive.

"The new estimate is based on direct measurement of new HIV infections using a new technology that can distinguish recent from long-standing infections," said Porfirio Villarreal, a spokesperson for the Houston Department of Health and Human Services. However, the amended figures do not represent an increase in the number of new HIV cases.

The department is currently using the new method to calculate the number of county residents who were infected in 2007, Villarreal said.

"In one year, one in 2,000 Houstonians became infected with HIV. That's a pretty alarming statistic," said Dr. Tom Giordano, a professor at Baylor College of Medicine and medical director at the Harris County Hospital District's Thomas Street Health Center, which provides care to approximately 4,000 HIV patients each year.

The data show that African Americans account for more than half of new HIV cases in the county. Hispanics are also hard-hit by the disease. Villarreal said local health officials have stepped up prevention efforts in these communities in response.

Working with community- and faith-based groups, the city Health Department has expanded HIV testing through mobile vans assigned to areas with the highest HIV rates. Thanks to a CDC grant, the city began offering HIV testing in emergency rooms at Ben Taub General Hospital and Memorial Hermann Hospital-The Texas Medical Center, as well as at Legacy Community Health Services locations, this summer.


Posted by: Besoeker   2012-11-30 02:25  

#1  That works out to $3,333.33 1/3 cents per girlie, by my calculations.

Buy a whole lot of Rubbers.
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2012-11-30 01:06