Lifelike baby dolls actually RAISE pregnancy rates

baby lifelike dollsDaily Mail 26 August 2016
Family First Comment: Moral of the story: Let teenagers focus on what they should be focusing on at their age – and promote making good decisions and delaying sexual activity. Throwing condoms and pretend-babies at teens is failing! Big time.

Lifelike baby dolls designed to deter teenage girls from having children actually raise pregnancy rates, a major study suggests.

The teenage pregnancy prevention programme, which is used in schools around the world, does not seem to work, according to the first proper trial to test it.

Girls who took part were more, not less, likely to become pregnant compared to those who did not take part.

The Virtual Infant Parenting programme, and others like it, involve a £1,000 ($1,300) doll which cries when it needs to be fed, burped, rocked or changed.

It measures and reports if the doll is mishandled, left to cry, or left unchanged.

The theory was that looking after the baby for a few days would expose girls to the reality of teenage parenthood.
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