Your taxes at work: feds spend $393,790 on Ugandan transexual study

Your taxes at work: feds spend $393,790 on Ugandan transexual study March 1, 2017

The FreeBeacon reports that American tax payers are funding a study on transsexual Ugandan men to the tune of almost $400,000:

A new grant worth $163,996 was awarded just six days into the Trump administration, continuing a project that was initially awarded in April 2016.

Leading researchers on the project say it is “problematic” that there is an “almost complete lack of research examining the HIV risk of sexual minority women and transgender people” in the African country.

“HIV/AIDS is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in Uganda, with an estimated 7.3 [percent] adults HIV Positive,” according to the grant for the study. “[M]en who have sex with men (MSM) bear a particularly high disease burden, with 13.2 [percent] living with HIV. Despite this increased risk, there is a considerable dearth of scientific literature documenting the barriers and facilitators to behavior change in this vulnerable Population. We need to better understand the HIV risk and protective behaviors of MSM and other sexual minority men in Uganda, if we are to develop effective Prevention programming.”

The Center for Innovative Public Health Research, based in my home state of California, is conducting the research.  Recently, they also discovered that “gay people are more likely to be victims of ‘revenge porn.'”  What exactly is revenge porn?  I’m not sure, and I definitely don’t want the federal government spending my money investigating that.  The researchers defend their study, explaining:

The researchers argue that the few studies of transgender individuals in Africa have incorrectly classified biological men who think they are women as men in scientific research.

This caused MJ Randolph at Truth Revolt to remark, “Oh that’s right.  The ol’ ‘hey, if he was born with a penis, he’s a man’ scientific mistake.”

h/t: Instapundit

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