(ABC News) They may actually make pregnancy more likely.
Electronic baby dolls, fake babies, robot babies, infant simulators - whatever you want to call them - are those scarily lifelike newborns used in schools as an education prop. The idea is that each student takes one home and learns first-hand the trauma of being a new parent, and this experience makes them less likely to choose to get pregnant.
That's the idea. Turns out that, despite being used in 89 countries including Australia, there was never any statistical evidence they worked to reduce rates of pregnancy.
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Now there is evidence. And they don't work.