The Obama administration is getting criticism today over a grant totaling almost half a million dollars to study the proper use of condoms.
As reported in the Weekly Standard:
“Sexually transmitted infections (STI), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), pose significant health risks,” a synopsis of study reads. “Consistent and correct use of condoms can be a highly effective method of preventing the transmission of HIV and many STIs, yet studies show that problems with condom use are common. This project is one of the first to examine under controlled conditions the role of cognitive and affective factors and condom skills in explaining condom use problems in young, heterosexual adult men.”
Indiana University completed the study but no results have been made available to the public. Additionally, the project did not create or retain any jobs even though it was part of the economic stimulus package.
The report contains images from a government web site showing the grant money given to IU for the project.
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The highlighting of the study comes on the heels of Microsoft founder Bill Gates announcing a $1 million project to build a better condom.