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Bus Shelters to Milwaukee Teens: Pregnancy Stinks

It’s back to school for teens all across the nation. In Milwaukee, they’re taking this opportunity to make bus shelters bear the awful truth to teenagers: teen pregnancy stinks. How exactly? By featuring the image of a pair of huge, feces-stained diapers that claim to be scratch and sniff.

Actually, it’s only teen pregnancy that stinks, as the fine print will tell you:

This doesn’t really stink. But the consequences of teen pregnancy sure do. And this is just part of the ugly mess you’d be getting yourself into. Get the facts at

I wonder if the people who get close enough to read the writing are disappointed they don't get to smell crap? If you want to see what it looks like up close,


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snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
this is a cool campaign, like prencess said, i hope it works, mke has a crazy high teen pregnancy rate
prencesschris prencesschris 7 years
This is my current city & I have yet to see these. It seems like especially in Milwaukee teen pregnancy is very rampant & has sky rocketed within these past few years. Hope this campaign gets across to teens.
staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
Oh, and for the record, neither my boyfriend's family, nor my cousin's family are exactly rich (I think "live in the ghettoy areas" better describes it).
staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
@5, I've seen several teen parents who do a good job. My boyfriend's mom started having kids in her late teens, and he's well adjusted and... I'd almost argue was raised a bit better than me in some respects (my parents had me when they were 39). And some of the parents on the show "16 and pregnant" actually looked like they were being pretty good mommies (some were kinda stupid though). Of course, not ALL teenage mothers are good, my cousin pretty much dumped her baby on her parents and younger sister so she could keep gangbanging, though, now that she's in her 30's she's cleaned up her life and her daughter is doing really well (smart, friendly, nice...). It all depends on the person. I like these ads! More actual education and less "no sex for you ever!!!!!!!!" or "sex is sinful and bad and a totally rebellious thing to do so don't do it!" lessons.
KJerabek KJerabek 7 years
Silly to say teen parents can't do well unless they come from money. "Insurance and feeding it" - it's called a job. Plenty of young parents have stepped up to the plate, got a job, took care of their family, were amazing parents and raised amazing individuals and all that without taking government handouts. No not all and probably not the majority but you are doing the few who didn't take the easy path a disservice by saying they couldn't have been good parents. No?
skigurl skigurl 7 years
just because some people don't do well, some teen mothers do - it's not fair to say only rich mothers can handle children at a young age i know a couple girls who had babies around 16 and 17 and they're doing just fine...with the support of their families of course but still...these children are being raised well... tons doesn't mean all
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I don't think teen parents do that good at all unless they come from a family that has money. With money they can get a babysitter why they go to school and do other things teenagers do. They don't stress over good health insurance or feeding it. A lot of teenage parents are poor and have to struggle which means they most likely live off the government and what other help their family can possibly provide for them.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
and tons of teen parents do a good job... I don't know if I'd say tons. I see a lot of teen parents where I live and I don't think I'd qualify their parenting as good. I just don't see how a 15-16 year old can raise another person. I'm 27, married, a homeowner with a good career and I'M worried I'm not up to the task !
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i like the idea of the bsbycanwait's not that babies are bad or that having a child by surprise is a terrible thing, but to be a parent can WAIT!! as opposed to "stop having sex. babies are bad", babies are lovely and adorable...and tons of teen parents do a good job...but it's a messy situation you may not be ready for at a young age, and i like the way the campaign addresses this particular angle
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Good idea. Does anyone else feel that teen pregnancies have been glamourized lately? (like "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and "16 and Pregnant" ) ? I'm glad we've come a long since shipping pregnant teen mom off to another state, but teenagers need to know that babies are not fashion accessories
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
very clever
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I think it's a clever ad.
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