Your stimulus money at work, post, um stimulus: $800,000 spent teaching African men to wash genitals after sex

Alternate title: Obama nanny state expands its reach!

It might not have created jobs, but it certainly kept men busy!  Via CNS:

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.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m all for AIDS prevention.  But what idiot dreamed up the idea of a genital-washing study for the very same men who won’t put on the free condoms the American government rains across the continent? Government-funded pseudo-sciene at work.

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