Crying doll used as tool to deter teenage girls from getting pregnant backfires as teenagers enjoyed the experience
(Scroll down for video) Schools across Australia, have been part of a program to help cut down on teenage pregnancies.
The program involved giving the teenage girls an electronic baby, which acts as a human baby.
The girls would then take the babies home for some time and they had to care for them.
The life-sized baby dolls cry when they need to be fed, or have a diaper change as well as when they want attention.
The experiment was meant to show girls and their boyfriends how hard it is to care for a real baby.
Interestingly, some of the parents were so annoyed with the crying of the electronic babies that they demanded to shut them off.
Some girls reportedly threw the babies out of their homes in frustration and others just cried.
However, some girls loved the feeling of taking care of another human being, who loved them unconditionally. They also liked the attention they were receiving when taking the babies out in public.
Some girls reported that it was very hard to part with the babies when it was time to give them back.
A new study involving 3,000 school girls has found that the dolls were having the opposite effect. Dr. Andrew Rochford said that many students were falling in love with the babies leading them to get pregnant.
The study showed that 17 percent of the girls who took part of the study became pregnant afterwards.