16 and Pregnant

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16 and Pregnant Actually Reduced Teen Births: Study

MTV reality shows may act as deterrent: researchers

(Newser) - If you thought MTV's 16 and Pregnant and all its related spinoffs glorified teen pregnancy, here's a surprise for you: The reality shows likely reduced teen births by almost 6%, preventing more than 20,000 of them in 2010 alone, according to a new study. The National Bureau... More »

16 and Pregnant: Prevention, but at What Cost?

MTV runs 'unvarnished' truth—at girls' expense

(Newser) - MTV's hit show 16 and Pregnant may well prevent pregnancy, but its no-holds-barred approach can hurt the young moms who make it great TV. The show details the lives of pregnant teens with intimate, cringe-inducing swearing, fights, and tears—which MTV and its partners hope will make teens think twice.... More »

MTV Tunes Recession Chic With New 16 and Pregnant

Down-to-earth shows much more in tune than 'Hills' et al.

(Newser) - MTV is definitely hip to the recession, with the proof no further than the new season of 16 and Pregnant , airing tonight. That show, plus others like Jersey Shore, show that “audiences seem to have tired of the contrived dramas” of The Hills or The City, “and the... More »

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