A popular teenage pregnancy prevention program that simulates the care of an infant did not reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, according to the first randomized controlled trial published in The Lancet to measure the impact of the worldwide intervention on pregnancy rates. The study found that teenaged girls who participated in the program instead had higher rates of pregnancy and abortion compared with the control group.
Slomski A. Caring for Realistic Infant Simulators Does Not Deter Teenage Pregnancy. JAMA. 2016;316(16):1637. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.15434