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Teenagers become parents for a weekend

Thirteen and 14-year-old pupils in Húsaskóli in the Reykjavík suburb of Grafarvogur were given special dolls on Friday to take care of over the weekend, as part of a campaign against teen pregnancy.

The dolls were handed out by Elín Hanna Jónsdóttir, nurse and project leader at ÓB-rádgjöf, a consultancy for expecting parents. Fréttabladid reports.

ÓB-rádgjöf launched the campaign “Hugsad um barn” (“Caring for a child”). It aims at making teenagers realize what sex can lead to by having them care for a doll for one weekend, which has similar needs to a baby.

The doll is programmed to cry if it needs attention. A bracelet, that the teenagers wear, indicates whether the doll is hungry, in need of a diaper change or simply needs to burp.

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