Discourages Teen Pregnancy

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When it comes to the topic does “16 and Pregnant” promote or discourage pregnancy, most of us will readily agree that the show promotes teen pregnancy. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of those that are actually teen moms. Whereas some are convinced that “16 and Pregnant” promotes teen pregnancy, others maintain that the show discourages teen pregnancy, to which I would have to disagree with. The show seems to promote more than discourage young viewers by glamorizing this unreal look on teen pregnancy.
“16 and Pregnant” show viewers how fast the teen moms become popular, and in this generation most girls seek attention. These teen moms get paid for MTV to record their pregnancy and even life after pregnancy. There
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will get pregnant before the age of 20. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, more than 730,000 teenage girls in the U.S. become pregnant each year.” That is a lot of teen pregnancy in the U.S. in just a year. The majority of those teenage girls don’t have the support or aren’t financially stable in order to take care of a baby. That’s a huge problem for teens that get pregnant, they don’t have to money to take care of themselves plus a baby. The show “16 and Pregnant” show how the teen moms are living in nice house and drive nice cars so the viewers believe that they too can have all that. These teenage girls are misunderstanding the idea of the show, but yet that’s exactly what the show is making them think. Even though the show is trying to prevent teens from getting pregnant it’s actually encouraging them because the teen moms that star in the show become …show more content…
Not only are they assuming they will become famous but these teenage girls are ruining their future by having to drop out of school and get a job to take care of their baby. With that being said, I don’t believe that MTV decided to make a show that would increase teen pregnancy but they showed “16 and Pregnant” knowing it would be a big hit. Every girl wishes they were famous or as popular as the teen moms that star on the show but not everyone gets that “lucky”. Girls, should focus on their future before having to focus on a he responsibility, like another life. Like I mentioned earlier in the text it’s a baby taking care of a baby. To be honest, when I watched “16 and Pregnant” I thought about how I can also be on the show and get paid for MTV to record my pregnancy and my life afterwards. I wouldn’t mind being famous and being on TV. Then I thought, “Why ruin my life for something that might not happen?” we girls are smarter than that. We shouldn’t let a silly show encourage us to get pregnant because at the end of the day we’re the ones that are stuck with a huge responsibility. A teenager can’t take care of another human being when he or she can’t even take care or provide for themselves. Especially young girls, they are the ones that are the most influenced by the show. The show makes it seem like it’s easy to be a teen mom. The Teen

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