Pregnancy Pressure: Is MTV’s ‘Teen Mom’ Encouraging Pregnancy for Fame?

14 Feb

Jenelle Evans, one of the mothers on the show has revealed that two of her friends are now pregnant. One of the friends, Lauren Pruitt said “my pregnancy wasn’t influenced by Jenelle. It wasn’t influenced by nobody but the wrong decisions.”The message that MTV tries to get across is to show the hardships that a teen mom goes through, to initially lessen teen pregnancy.

“Their peers are having great times dating, going to the pizza shop, going to the movies, going to clubs, going to the prom. All of this has stopped,” Adrienne Williams-Myers, chief of Preventive Services for the North Side Center for Child Development said. 

http://abcnews.go.com/US/teen-pregnancy-fame-friends-teen-mom-star-jenelle/story?id=12891932

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