Teen pregnancy prevention programme backfires

05 September 2016 - 09:22 By TANYA FARBER

An international study has just dealt a major blow to one of South Africa's most treasured ways of tackling teen pregnancy: giving youngsters dolls to look after as if they were real babies.In fact, the opposite was found.Lead researcher in the study, Dr Sally Brinkman of the Telethon Kids Institute, Western Australia, said: "The programme did not achieve its aim of reducing teenage pregnancy.

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