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Teen Mom: Is MTV's Reality Show Birth Control or Entertainment?

Teen Mom: Is MTV's Show Birth Control or Entertainment?

Being a teen mom doesn't end once a girl births her adorable bundle of joy. Season two of MTV's Teen Mom comes to a close next week when the four young mothers — Amber, Catelynn, Farrah, and Maci sit down with Dr. Drew. The women are a long way from where they were when 16 and Pregnant began filming.

The series documents the realities of becoming an underage parent and the emotional, familial, and financial toll it takes. A recent article debated whether viewers see the show as a form of birth control or entertainment. In the report, Bill Albert, spokesman for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy said:

MTV is in the entertainment business and [we] are in the teen pregnancy prevention business. Our two worlds have happily and effectively collided to minimize the number of teen pregnancies.

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Angelica Angelica 6 years
It's a mixture for me, and I can only hope it's a mixture for teens watching it and having unprotected sex, or just nothing thinking about consequences of their actions. Pop culture influences us, bottom line, so if this show can be used for education, I'm all for it.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I think it can be a little of both, but at 27 and actively trying, I see it as pure entertainment!
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 6 years
lol starbucks. I'm 22 so it's also entertainment for me but I hope that it's birth control for teens.
starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
Pure entertainment. I'm 23...so I don't think a teen pregnancy is in my future ;)
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