teen pregnancies 

MTV Exploiting Pregnant Teens?

Pregnant teens are new reality show stars. Image: sxc.hu
Back in December, an MTV executive promised viewers a kinder, gentler MTV. The network responsible for such gems as the vapid pseudo-reality show "The Hills" and the nauseating "My Super Sw...

Teen Mother Told To Keep Quiet About Other Boys

The girlfriend of underage dad Alfie Patten, Chantelle Stedman, was instructed by her own mother to tell the British press that the 13-year-old schoolboy was the father of her new baby, despite the fact that this might not be true, according to The D...

Teen Birth Rates Increase in 26 States

Thought teen pregnancy was a thing of the past? Well, if the well-publicized "celebrity" teen pregnancies that went down in 2008 didn't convince you, take a look at this. Turns out Jamie Lynn Spears and Bristol Palin are way more representative o...

High school girls make pregnancy pact

Earlier this year, when an unusually high number of girls began showing up in the Gloucester High School clinic asking for pregnancy tests, school officials began to wonder what was going on. Was it a fluke? Was it the influence of movies like Juno a...

The Baby Borrowers fights teen pregnancy

Lately I have been a little concerned about what seems to me to be the mainstreaming of teen pregnancy. Maybe it's just me, but movies like Juno and television shows like The Secret Life of the American Teenager make getting pregnant in high school s...

Would you lend your baby to a teenager for practice?

Teen pregnancy stats in the UK are on the rise. Never ones to miss an opportunity to turn the tragic into blockbuster success, the BBC have created a reality series called The Baby Borrowers. Branded as "a unique social experiment," the show revolves...

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