Feds Spend $620,133 Tracking Sex Habits Of Transgenders

Feds  to track “transgender women of color” in NYC

| The National Institutes of Health is spending over $600,000 to use GPS tracking on transgender women of color in New York City.

According to the grant for the project, which is being conducted by New York University:

“This project seeks to use real-time geospatial methods to investigate relationships between social cohesion and social capital within Global Positioning System (GPS)-defined activity space neighborhoods and social networks in relation to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and adherence cross-sectionally and longitudinally among transgender women (TW) of color (TWOC).”

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The study is recruiting New Yorkers who identify as transgender women — “individuals who were assigned a male sex at birth who identify as … diverse trans feminine gender identity on the spectrum.”

Study subjects must be willing to “carry a small GPS device.”

Researchers will measure transwomen’s “social networks” in order to try to influence them to take HIV prevention measuresRead more. Image: screenshot, freebeacon.com.

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