Last Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a funding announcement encouraging the Personal Responsibility and Education Program (PREP) to "consider the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth" and to be inclusive of such participants.
The PREP program, which was established by the new federal health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), provides federal funding to state programs ostensibly designed to delay sexual activity, increase condom and contraceptive use, and reduce pregnancy.
The program is explicitly prohibited from giving funds to abstinence-only education.
About $55 million is available to states and territories under PREP. Its target audience consists of youths aged ten to nineteen.It's not health care. It's social control.