From the Washington Examiner: “The administration is funding a $100,000 study of pregnant and ‘at-risk’ 14- to 17-year-old girls on probation in Houston, Texas, to determine ways to help them choose safer lifestyles and avoid pregnancy, including…” wait for it “…better ‘condom negotiation’ tactics.”

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.

“The goal, said the school, is to determine if intervention programs will help the kids make better life decisions. According to Danielle Parish, the assistant professor at the school’s Graduate College of Social Work –” For crying out loud. Graduate College of Social Work? She’s conducting the National Institutes of Health-funded effort. She said “one of the big problems young girls need to learn is how to talk their boyfriends into using condoms.”

Here’s the thing. This is something, as a civilized male, I learned early on. Women have the trump card in these talks. Women have the trump card. What do you mean, condom negotiation?

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