Robot baby schemes may increase teen pregnancy: study

Researchers said the study did not reveal why the girls given the toy babies were more likely to fall pregnant at a young ageElectronic dolls designed to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy do not work, a new study has found, and may even increase the number of babies born to young mums. The research could influence public health policy in countries where the technique is used, including Australia, the United States and Britain. Around 3,000 youngsters took part in the study in Western Australia over three years from 2003, with researchers tracking their medical records until they reached the age of 20.



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