Media's Negative Influence On Teenage Pregnancy

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Problem Reality tv and media negatively impact an adolescent 's mind by the assumption that teenage pregnancy leads to fame. Television shows like “16 and Pregnant”, “Teen Mom”, and their spinoffs have given teens a different view on what it 's like to be a young parent. Why do the television shows and their in sight on teen pregnancy influence the adolescent mind? Because the adolescent brain does not perceive the dangerous influences of media and its consequences. To the young girl who sits and watches every episode, reads every magazine, and sees the fame that these girl have gained, she sees getting pregnant as a way to the top. Although the shows do show how the young mother struggles with raising a child, going to school, and having a job it also shows how much money you gain from it. Just by welcoming this camera crew in your home and by letting billions of people into your life, you get “fame and fortune.” After viewing these show and seeing how these young girls have benefitted, teenage pregnancy has become problem.
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The girls from the show have gained fame, and it’s mainly because they were on the show. In the mind of a young girl who watches the show, and sees all the benefits from it will want to practice unprotected sex and eventually will become pregnant. These shows and others like “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” focus on the jokes and entertaining parts of teen pregnancy. And since the young mind doesn’t perceive the dangerous influences of media will want to take part in the activities. But what if the shows were to stop being made? The influence of the show will only grow on young girls. Most of the women from the show have one or more children since “16 & Pregnant.’ Making “Teen Mom” and “Teen Mom 2” more entertaining and giving more girls publicity.

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