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.

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

Via http:/ / MTV

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Teen Mom on MTV.

Via http:/ / MTV

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High School Moms on TLC.

Via tlc.com

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My Teen Is Pregnant and So Am I on TLC.

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Via tlc.howstuffworks.com

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And I’m Having Their Baby on Oxygen.

Via Facebook: ImHavingTheirBaby

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

Via thenationalcampaign.org

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…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 thenationalcampaign.org

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

Via lifeandstylemag.com

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