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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