Infant simulator-based program did not reduce teen pregnacy

Assoc Prof Sally Brinkman led a Lancet publication, with Dr Murthy Mittinty from the School of Public Health, and with colleagues from WA, titled “Efficacy of infant simulator programmes to prevent teenage pregnancy: A school based cluster randomised controlled trial in Western Australia”.

Baby simulator programs are used around the world often in hopes of preventing teen pregnancy – but our study results showed that these programs were ineffective and perhaps even increased teen pregnancy rates. This article has received huge media attention from all over the world.

After just one week since publication it’s Altmetric rating on the Lancet homepage shows it is ranked 32 out of the 17 thousand all-time outputs from the Lancet. It is rated in the top 5% of all research outputs ever scored in Altmetric and is ranked 1048 out of the 5 million outputs that were ever tracked by Altmetric. Congratulations to Assoc Prof Brinkman and Dr. Mittinty and their colleagues.

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