“Robot” babies fail to prevent teenage pregnancy

Dr Sally Brinkman with one of the virtual babies. Source: Australian Science Media Centre
A randomised trial conducted in WA schools has had some surprising resultsNearly 3,000 school girls aged 13-15 across the state participated in a trial to assess the Virtual Infant Parenting (VIP) program – an Australian adaptation of a US program called RealityWorks.About half of the sample (1267) were randomly allocated to receive the VIP program,

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