There Are Fewer Teen Moms But More TV Shows About Them

Teen pregnancy rates are declining, but shows about teen pregnancies are on the rise.

Teen pregnancy rates are dropping:

According to research by the National Campaign To Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

But reality shows about teen pregnancy are on the rise, like 16 and Pregnant on MTV.

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Teen Mom on MTV.

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High School Moms on TLC.


My Teen Is Pregnant and So Am I on TLC.

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And I’m Having Their Baby on Oxygen.

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Meanwhile, most people believe that teen pregnancy rates are rising…


…especially 18- to 34-year-olds — those shows’ target demographic.

When the second season of 16 and Pregnant premiered in 2010, more women under 34 watched it than watched the Olympics. Via

But maybe the upshot of seeing more teen moms on TV is that fewer teens will want to take after them.


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